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John P. Hiler

John Patrick Hiler (born April 24, 1953) is an American politician and businessman who was a United States Representative from Indiana from 1981 to 1991.

John P. Hiler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byJohn Brademas
Succeeded byTim Roemer
Personal details
John Patrick Hiler

(1953-04-24) April 24, 1953 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceLa Porte, Indiana
EducationWilliams College (BA)
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (MBA)
John P. Hiler

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hiler graduated from La Lumiere School, La Porte, Indiana, 1971. He earned a B.A. from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1975, and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois, 1977. He is a marketing director. He served as delegate, White House Conference of Small Business, 1980. He served as delegate, Indiana State Republican conventions, from 1978 to 1980.

Hiler was elected as a Republican to the 97th and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1991). In 1980, he unseated 22-year Democratic incumbent and House Majority Whip John Brademas in a major upset. He was reelected four times in hard-fought campaigns, but was narrowly defeated for reelection to the 102nd Congress in 1990 by one of Brademas' former staffers, Tim Roemer. He was deputy administrator at the General Services Administration from 1991 to 1993. A business executive, he is a resident of North Crook, Indiana


  • United States Congress. "John P. Hiler (id: H000586)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Brademas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Timothy J. Roemer

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