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Mike Oxley
Mike Oxley
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Chair of the House Financial Services Committee

January 3, 2001 - January 3, 2007
SpeakerDennis Hastert
Jim Leach
Barney Frank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district

June 25, 1981 - January 3, 2007
Tennyson Guyer
Jim Jordan
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 82nd district

January 3, 1973 - June 25, 1981
Robert D. Schuck
Charlie Earl
Personal details
Michael Garver Oxley

(1944-02-11)February 11, 1944
Findlay, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 1, 2016(2016-01-01) (aged 71)
McLean, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Patricia Ann Oxley
Alma materMiami University (B.A.)
Ohio State University (J.D.)
OccupationFBI Agent, lawyer

Michael Garver Oxley (February 11, 1944 - January 1, 2016) was an American Republican politician and attorney who served as a U.S. Representative from the 4th congressional district of Ohio.


Oxley was born in Findlay, Ohio, and received a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University in 1966 and a law degree from Ohio State University in 1969. He was a member of the Alpha chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Miami.

From 1969 to 1972, Oxley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and became active in the Ohio Republican Party. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1973 to 1981.

Oxley was elected a U.S. Representative in 1981 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Representative Tennyson Guyer. Oxley began serving at this post in June 1981 in the 97th Congress.[1]

He served as the chairman of the Committee on Financial Services, and was House sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which enacted "sweeping post-Enron regulations of publicly traded companies."[2] He was also the House sponsor of a 2006 bill that condemned media outlets that had published information on a covert financial surveillance system.[3]

Oxley announced his retirement from Congress on November 1, 2005, effective at the end of his term in 2007. He was succeeded by Republican Jim Jordan.[4]

Post-congressional career

Following his retirement from Congress, Oxley was named a nonexecutive vice chairman for NASDAQ,[5] and a partner at the law firm of BakerHostetler in Washington, D.C.[2] He later became a lobbyist for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the "self-regulatory body of the securities industry."[6]

Oxley, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer around 2006, and became a member of the Lung Cancer Alliance board.[7] He died in McLean, Virginia, on January 1, 2016, from the disease.[8][9][10]


The Findlay post office is named for Oxley and the portion of US 30 within Hancock County is designated "Congressman Michael G. Oxley Memorial Highway".[11][12]


  1. ^ Republican squeaks by in 4th District Congressional Race
  2. ^ a b Carney, Timothy (2010-01-11) Regulate your way to riches: Michael Oxley[permanent dead link], The Washington Examiner
  3. ^ House GOP Chastises Media
  4. ^ Files, John(2005-11-2)New York Times Ohio Republican To Retire
  5. ^ 2007-03-15 (Reuters) - Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NDAQ.O) on Thursday named former Congressman Michael G. Oxley, co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley securities legislation, as nonexecutive vice chairman,
  6. ^ Carney, Timothy (2011-03-22) Regulate your way to riches: Oxley's new big client[permanent dead link], The Washington Examiner
  7. ^ https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/rep-mike-oxley-dies-helped-create-post-enron-36050492
  8. ^ Former Rep. Mike Oxley, co-author of post-Enron law, dies at 71, PBS NewsHour
  9. ^ Ex-Rep. Mike Oxley Dies; Helped Create Post-Enron Law Archived 2016-01-22 at Archive.today, The Courier
  10. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/01/02/ohioan-was-in-congress-for-25-years.html
  11. ^ "5534.55 Congressman Michael G. Oxley Memorial Highway". Ohio Revised Code. LAW Writer. August 5, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Heigl, Jana (October 24, 2016). "Poll shows Trump, Clinton tied at 45% in Ohio". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2017.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tennyson Guyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

June 25, 1981 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded by
Jim Jordan
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Leach
Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
Succeeded by
Barney Frank

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