Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski (born July 15, 1966) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
The district includes much of the southwest side of Chicago, along with such suburbs as Homer Glen, La Grange, Lemont, Lockport, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Park, Romeoville, Tinley Park, Western Springs, and Willow Springs.
Lipinski was born in Chicago, and is the son of Rose Marie (nee Lapinski) and former U.S. Congressman Bill Lipinski. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in mechanical engineering (earned in 1988), a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University (1989) in engineering-economic systems, and a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University (1998). During the summer of 1992, he interned at the United States Department of Labor. He served in that same capacity for U.S. Congressman George E. Sangmeister from 1993 to 1995. From 1995 to 1996, Lipinski was a legislative staff member for U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello. He then served on Cook County State's Attorney Richard A. Devine's campaign during the 1996 election season, and later on Devine's transition staff. After a short stint on then-U.S. Congressman Rod Blagojevich's staff, Lipinski served as a communication staff aide to then-House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt.
From 2000 to 2001, Lipinski taught at the University of Notre Dame. In 2001, he joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee, where he remained until his election to Congress in 2004...
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