Republican politician who represented California in the House from 1979 to 1989 and then again from 2005 to 2013. He was also the Attorney General of California from 1991 to 1999.
He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University in 1971.
He has represented California's forty-second, twenty-fourth, and third districts in the US House of Representatives.
He has three children and six grandchildren with longtime wife Bobbi Lungren.
He was defeated by Gray Davis in the 1998 gubernatorial election.