1945 – Born in Detroit, Michigan, on the 6th of June.
1963 – Graduated from Notre Dame High School in Harper Woods, Michigan.
1967 – He received a B.A. from the University of Iowa.
1968-1972 – Served in the United States Air Force during the peak of the Vietnam War.
1972 – Finished a M.A. from Chapman College in Orange, California.
1973-1976 – Became the Democratic member of the Michigan State House of Representatives.
1977-2003 – Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan’s 12th District.
1991-1995 – Served as Majority Whip in the 102nd and 103rd Congresses.
1995-2002 – Served as House minority whip.
2006 – Former U.S. Senator John Edwards announced his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election and appointed him as his campaign manager.
2007 – Currently he was the chair of American Rights at Work.