Rostenkowski, Daniel

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Name
Rostenkowski, Daniel Gender: M
Daniel Dave Rostenkowski
born on 2 January 1928 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°41' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 03°38'



Daniel Rostenkowski

Biography

American politician, a veteran of the House for 36 years and the quintessential congressional deal-maker. As a young man he served in the U.S. Army for two years. He completed his education and entered politics, a Chairman in the Appeal Drive in 1958 and Chairman of the Polio Drive, 1961. After one term in the House of Representative, he was elected to the Senate for the first time in 1954. He was the delegate to the Dem. National Convention in 1960. Emerging as a diligent student of tax policy, he was a master of compromise and a hard worker, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

In 1992 he was named by Robert Rosa, the House Postmaster as a colleague in embezzlement. Rosa resigned in March 1992 after a plea of guilty of helping various members obtain illegal money from the House post-office. Rosty vowed that he'd "fight these false charges," and refused to plea bargain. Instead, his sentence was tripled when he finally pleaded guilty 4/09/96 to two mail fraud charges, bargained down from an original 17 counts, in a deal that netted him 17 months prison and a fine of $100,000.

In prison, he refused to let his wife and four daughters come see him. He refers to his time behind bars as "my Oxford education." Even while in prison, he continued to instruct his Washington office staff. He was also able to help four fellow inmates, acting as liaison to assist with education and Social Security and Medicare bureaucracy. Released from a half-way house in October 1997, Rostenkowski has since fought a battle with prostate cancer and speaks to public-interest groups of a minimum of a hundred attendees. He still denies charges of cashing in office stamps and there is no real evidence that he was trying to line his own pockets. He claims to have violated some technical rules but says that he did nothing immoral.

Convicted on 17 counts of embezzling in April 1996, he served 451 days in a minimum security facility before being released in October 1997. He was one of the 240 felons given a full pardon by President Clinton on 12/22/2000.

Diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1990s and lung cancer at a later indeterminate date, Rostenkowski died on August 11, 2010 at his home on Lake Benedict, WI.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Career 1954 (Elected first time to Senate)
  • Work : New Job 1958 (Chairman in the Appeal Drive)
  • Work : New Job 1961 (Chairman of the Polio Drive)
  • Financial Crime Perpetration March 1992 (Charged with embezzelment)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 9 April 1996 (Given 17 mo prison)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 9 April 1996 (Pleaded guilty, given 17 months)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital October 1997 (Released from half-way house)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 11 August 2010 (Age 82; most likely from cancer)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons.

(The birth was in St. Mary of Nazareth hospital so the time is CDT.)

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Weight (Loss of 50 lbs. while imprisoned)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate and lung)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Congressman 36 years)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Mail fraud charges)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Two years, Army)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Congressman)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (High-level white-collar crime)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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