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Ronald D. Coleman
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Richard C. White
Succeeded by Silvestre Reyes
Member of the Texas House of Representatives

In office
1973-1982
Personal details
Born Ronald D'Emory Coleman
November 29, 1941(1941-11-29) (age 80)
El Paso, Texas
Political party Democratic

Ronald D'Emory Coleman (born November 29, 1941) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Coleman attended public schools, earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1963, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1967. He served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969, attaining the rank of captain. He was a public school teacher in El Paso and a legislative aid in both houses of the Texas Legislature. He was admitted to the bar and was an assistant county attorney in El Paso County from 1969 to 1973. He attended the University of Kent in 1981.

Coleman was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972, and was reelected four additional times. He was a delegate to the Texas constitutional convention in 1974. He was elected as a to the 98th United States Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses. serving from 1983 to 1997. He was not a candidate for re-election to the 105th United States Congress. He was implicated in the House banking scandal in 1992, but was reelected following receipt of a letter of no wrongdoing from the Department of Justice. In Congress he was a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the House Armed Services Committee, and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 72-3 (El Paso)

1973–1977
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Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 72-B (El Paso)

1977–1983
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard C. White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 16th congressional district

1983–1997
Succeeded by
Silvestre Reyes

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