Thomas Davis III (R)
District 11 (Washington suburbs; parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties)
BORN: Jan. 5, 1949, Minot, N. Dak.
EDUCATION: Amherst College, B.A., 1971; U of Virginia, J.D., 1975
FAMILY: Wife, Margaret; three children
RELIGION: Christian Scientist
MILITARY: Army, 1971-72, Army Reserve, 1979-83; National Guard, 1972-79
OCCUPATION: Corporate lawyer
POLITICAL CAREER: Fairfax County board of supervisors, 1991-94; U.S. House, 1994-
Davis is a new Congressman in a district created after the 1990 census. Like his constituents, he is moderate: pro-choice and for a semiautomatic-weapons ban. And like his Republican brethren, he opposes raising taxes to balance the budget. He is also one of only a few freshmen to be made chairman of a subcommittee, one overseeing the District of Columbia.