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Steven Schiff
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1989 – March 25, 1998
Preceded by Manuel Lujan, Jr.
Succeeded by Heather Wilson
Personal details
Born Steven Harvey Schiff
March 18, 1947
Chicago, Illinois
Died March 25, 1998(1998-03-25) (aged 51)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Illinois
University of New Mexico School of Law
Occupation lawyer
Religion Judaism

Steven Harvey Schiff (March 18, 1947 – March 25, 1998) was an American politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the first district of New Mexico from 1989 until his death in 1998. Schiff was a Republican.

Schiff was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received a B.A. at the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Schiff joined the New Mexico Air National Guard in 1969, and he was a reservist until his death. He remained in New Mexico and was a lawyer until his election to Congress in 1989. From 1972 until 1981, Schiff was an assistant city attorney from Albuquerque. He was the Bernalillo County, New Mexico district attorney from 1981 until his entering Congress.

It has been claimed that Schiff had an interest in the UFO phenomenon.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Schiff died of squamous-cell carcinoma[7] during his fifth term in Congress in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Republican Heather Wilson won a special election to succeed him.


  1. William Claiborne (16 September 1993). "GAO Turns to Alien Turf in Probe; Bodies of Space Voyagers Said to Have Disappeared in 1947". Archived from the original on December 14, 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. "Strange, Silent Craft Sighted Flying Across the Night Sky". 16 September 1993. 
  3. Park, Robert L. (2001). Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud. Oxford University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0195147100. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. Swords, Michael D.; Powell, Robert (2012). UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry. Anomalist Books. p. 351. ISBN 978-1933665580. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  5. Sutherly, Curt (2001). Ufo Mysteries: A Reporter Seeks the Truth. Llewellyn Publications. p. 100. ISBN 978-0738701066. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  6. Good, Timothy (2007). Need to Know: UFOs, the Military, and Intelligence. Pegasus. p. 83. ISBN 978-1933648385. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  7. [1] Archived May 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Manuel Lujan Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1989 – March 25, 1998
Succeeded by
Heather Wilson

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