James Traficant U.S. Congressperson

James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (born May 8, 1941) is a former Democratic Representative in the United States Congress from Ohio (from 1985 to 2002). He represented the 17th Congressional District, which centered on his hometown of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio's Mahoning Valley. He was expelled after being convicted of taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering, and forcing his aides to perform chores at his farm in Ohio and on his houseboat in Washington, D.C., and was released from prison on September 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year sentence. Traficant signed a limited, three-month contract to work as a part-time weekend talk radio host for Cleveland news/talk station WTAM in January 2010. His contract permitted him to quit if he chose to run for office. As of July 2010, it remains unclear if Traficant will return to the station; the WTAM website currently makes no mention of him. Traficant ran for his old seat in the 2010 general election as an independent; he was defeated by incumbent Democrat Tim Ryan.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 8th, 1941
United States of America
Date of death
September 27th, 2014 at age of 73
Places lived
Youngstown , Ohio
pop. 65,184 (2013)




1. Youngstown State University Colleges/University

Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an urban research university located in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. As of fall 2010, there were 15,194 students and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. The fall 2010 enrollment figure is the highest since 1990, when the number of students on campus was 15,454. Records show that 11,803 of the students are undergraduates. Beyond its current student body, YSU claims more than 84,000 alumni.

2010. 153 mil. $
Institution colors
One University Plaza, 44555 - Youngstown, Ohio
2010. 13,800
2009. 10,739
2010. 1,284
Local tuition
2011. 7.45 K $
2010. 7.2 K $
2009. 6.96 K $
2008. 6.72 K $
Official web page www.ysu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Youngstown State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1913., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1946., Actor
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1946., Scriptwriter
b. 1943., Judge
b. 1943., Baseball First baseman
b. 1943., Politician
b. 1945., Politician

2. Cardinal Mooney High School Coeducation school

Cardinal Mooney High School is a coeducational Catholic high school in Youngstown, Ohio.

Type Private school
Institution colors
2545 Erie Street, 44507 - Youngstown, Ohio
Official web page www.cardinalmooney.com
Wikipedia article

People attended Cardinal Mooney High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1960., Football Coach
b. 1986., American Football Safety
b. 1967., Football Coach
b. 1987., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1967., Football Coach
b. 1968., American Football Tight end
b. 1961., Coach
b. 1971., Footballer

3. University of Pittsburgh Colleges/University

The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania with an alteration to its charter in 1819, and upon relocating to its current campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1908, the school received its current moniker, the University of Pittsburgh. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.

Type Public school
2013. 2.98 bil. $
2011. 2.54 bil. $
Institution colors
February 28th, 1787
4200 Fifth Avenue, 15260 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2013. 24,980
2010. 18,371
2009. 18,031
2013. 10,034
2011. 10,452
2010. 10,452
Acceptance rate
2013. 54.5 %
2012. 56.1 %
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 15.6 K $
2011. 16.1 K $
2010. 14.9 K $
2009. 14.2 K $
2008. 13.6 K
Official web page www.pitt.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Pittsburgh connected by profession and/or age

b. 1943., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1945., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1937., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1939., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1952., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1826., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1930., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1779., U.S. Congressperson

Political engagements

Democratic Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism


Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.

Other members

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Goverment positions 1

United States Representative


Area represented

Ohio's 17th congressional district

The states are also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 710,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a 2-year term.

Other position holders



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