Education: Attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, 1950-53.

Religion: Roman Catholic

Family: Wife, Sallie. Five children: Robin Mary, Robert Jr., Theresa Ann, Mark, and Kathleen Regina. Ten grandchildren.

Military service: Joined the Air Force and flew in the world's first supersonic jet fighter group, 1953-58. Left active duty and served with California Air National Guard and then US Air Force Reserve, 1958-1975.

Experience: Broadcast journalist and TV talk-show host, who made trips to Vietnam; elected to US House, 1976-82; elected to current House seat in November 1984.

Net worth: Claims ''zero'' assets; congressional salary, $133,600.

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