Former Rep. Fortney Stark

Democrat  •  California 20 Terms  •  Sworn In 1973
Last Term 2011 - 2013 View All


Stark was born November 11, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, served in the United States Air Force, and was a bank executive before entering the House. He is known to "shoot from the hip," as remarked by his less than cordial comments. In addition, Stark was one of the most vocal Congresspersons who spoke out against the war in Iraq.

Stark was first elected to the House in 1972. Read More...

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