John P. Hiler
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 3rd district
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1991
|Preceded by||John Brademas|
|Succeeded by||Tim Roemer|
John Patrick Hiler
April 24, 1953
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||La Porte, Indiana|
|Education||Williams College (BA)|
University of Chicago (MBA)
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hiler graduated from La Lumiere School, La Porte, Indiana, 1971. He earned a B.A. from Williams College in 1975, and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1977. He served as a marketing director for a business based in Indiana.
He later served as a delegate at the White House Conference of Small Business in 1980. He also served as a delegate for the Indiana State Republican conventions, from 1978 to 1980.
Hiler was elected as a Republican to the 97th and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1991). In 1980, he unseated 22-year Democratic incumbent and House Majority Whip John Brademas in a major upset that was driven largely by the national political climate and the Ronald Reagan vs. Jimmy Carter presidential election campaign. He was reelected four times in hard-fought campaigns, but was narrowly defeated for reelection to the 102nd Congress in 1990 by one of Brademas' former staffers, Tim Roemer.
- Kevin Allen. "Brademas obituary". South Bend Tribune.
- United States Congress. "John P. Hiler (id: H000586)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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