Peter DeFazio

American politician

Peter Anthony DeFazio /dɪˈfɑːzi/ (born May 27, 1947) is an American politician. He has been the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district since 1987. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is one of the founders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.[1]

Peter DeFazio
Peter DeFazio official photo.jpg
Chair of the House Transportation Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBill Shuster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 4th district
Assumed office
January 3, 1987
Preceded byJim Weaver
Personal details
Peter Anthony DeFazio

(1947-05-27) May 27, 1947 (age 73)
Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Myrnie Daut
EducationTufts University (BA)
University of Oregon (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1967–1971
UnitAir Force Reserve Command


  1. "Biography page at archive of DeFazio campaign site". Archived from the original on February 5, 2003. Retrieved 2017-12-14.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link).