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15 July 2005

Congressman Aderholt to Deliver Commencement Address July 29

Robert Aderholt

Congressman Robert Aderholt will deliver Jacksonville State University's summer commencement address beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Paul Snow Stadium.

Congressman Aderholt was re-elected in November 2004 to a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the Fourth Congressional District of Alabama.

Congressman Aderholt serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is vice chairman of the Military Quality of Life Subcomittee, which includes veterans affairs funding.  He also sits on the transportation, treasury and housing and urban development subcommittee and the interior and environment subcommittee, which oversees the Environmental Protection Agency's water grant program.  Additionally, the congressman is on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission, which monitors worldwide threats to human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Congressman Aderholt has been a champion for one of Jacksonville State University's most active projects—the Little River Canyon Field School. Through the steadfast support he has given the project, the university is on the threshold of constructing an environmentally friendly building for Field School classes and workshops in order for citizens of Alabama of all ages to better explore and enjoy more than 60 acres adjoining the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

Congressman Aderholt is married to the former Caroline McDonald of Huntsville. He was educated through Alabama's public school system and continued his education at the University of North Alabama. He graduated from Birmingham Southern College, and also graduated from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. After graduation, Congressman Aderholt was legal assistant to the governor in 1995 and 1996, and served four years as Municipal Judge in his hometown of Haleyville.

Born on July 22, 1965, and raised in Alabama, Congressman Aderholt and his wife, Caroline, reside in Haleyville with their daughter, Mary Elliott, who was born in 1999, and their son, Robert Hayes, who was born in 2004. 

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