Daniel Joseph Benishek

Former Representative from Michigan's 1st Congressional District

Daniel Joseph Benishek

Daniel Joseph Benishek

Former Representative from Michigan's 1st Congressional District

Biography

Dan Benishek was born in Iron River, Michigan. His father worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and then in the iron mines of Iron County. Dan's father died in a mining accident in 1957 and Dan’s mother, with the help of family, raised Dan and his brother, Tim.

He graduated from West Iron County High School in 1970. Dan went on to earn a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1974 and graduated from Wayne State Medical School in 1978. Dan completed a Family Practice internship in Flint at St Joseph's Hospital. He completed his General Surgery residency back at Wayne State in Detroit. He has served as a general surgeon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in a private practice since 1983. He has worked part-time at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain for the past twenty years. Dan and his wife, Judy, currently live in Crystal Falls. They have five children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Benishek is an avid hunter and fisherman and a proud member of the NRA and the GOA. Prior to being sworn into Congress on January 5, 2011, Dr. Benishek had never sought nor held any previous public office.

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Primary Location

Crystal Falls, MI

Number of Boards

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Birthday

04/20/1952 - Iron River, MI, United States

Age

68

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Daniel Joseph Benishek
Former Representative from Michigan's 1st Congressional District
Education
MD
Class of 1978

Wayne State University School of Medicine is a school.

B.S. in Biology
Class of 1974

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Attendee
Class of 1970
Career History
Resident in General Surgery
Prior

Wayne State University School of Medicine is a school.

Intern in Family Practice
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Congressional Advisory Board
Prior - 2015

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Political Donations Received
$1,000
2015
$500
2015
$2,700
2015
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