Mike Oxley, American politician, Died at 71


Michael Garver “Mike” Oxley was born on February 11, 1944, in Findlay, Ohio, and died on January 1, 2016
He was an American politician of the Republican Party.
Mike Oxley served as a U.S. Representative from the 4th congressional district of Ohio.
He gained his bachelor’s of arts degree from Miami University in 1966 and a law degree from Ohio State University in 1969.
Mr. Oxley was a member of the Alpha chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Miami.
Mike worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and became active in the Ohio Republican Party, from 1969 to 1972.
Mr. Oxley served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1973 to 1981.
Michael 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 started serving at this post in June of 1981 in the 97th Congress.
Mike has also 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.”
Michael was the House sponsor of a 2006 bill that condemned media outlets that had published information on a covert financial surveillance system.
Mike Oxley announced his retirement from Congress on November 1, 2005, effective at the end of his term in 2007.
Republican Jim Jordan took his position.
After he retired, Mike was named a nonexecutive vice chairman for NASDAQ, and a partner at the law firm of Baker Hostetler in Washington D.C.
Oxley became a lobbyist for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the “self-regulatory body of the securities industry.
Mike Oxley passed away at 71 due to lung cancer.