GOODLATTE, Robert William, a Representative from Virginia; born in Holyoke, Hampden County,
Mass., September 22, 1952; graduated from Classical High School, Springfield,
Mass., 1970; B.A., Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1974; J.D., Washington and
Lee University, Lexington, Va., 1977; lawyer, private practice; staff, United
States Representative M. Caldwell Butler of Virginia, 1977-1979; elected as a
Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the twelve succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1993-present); one of the managers appointed by the House of
Representatives in 2009 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of Samuel B.
Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Texas; chair, Committee on Agriculture (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred
Ninth Congresses); chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Thirteenth
through One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses).