Currently alive, at 64 years of age.
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1953 – Born on the 18th of August in Pittsburg, Texas.
1975 – Gohmert received his B.A. from Texas A&M Universit.
1977 – He later received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University.
1978-1982 – Gohmert served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army, at Fort Benning, Georgia.
1992 – Gohmert was elected as district judge in Smith County and was reelected two times before being appointed as an appeals court judge by Governor Rick Perry for the 12th Circuit.
2002-2003 – He successfully defeated Democratic incumbent 1st District Congressman Max Sandlin for his seat in Congress; becoming the first Republican since Reconstruction to represent the 1st District of northeast Texas.
2006 – Gohmert gained notoriety in June for having said of U.S. Representative John Murtha "…thank God he was not here and prevailed after the bloodbaths at Normandy and in the Pacific or we would be here speaking Japanese or German."
2007 – In February, Gohmert again criticized John Murtha and the entire Democratic majority for being the reason that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other markets had recently dealt with large losses.