Former US Congressman David Bonior of Michigan was born in Detroit, in 1945. He received his B.A. from the University of Iowa, in 1967, and his M.A. from Chapman College, in Orange, California in 1972. He served in the United States Air Force from 1968-1972. Mr. Bonoir was a Congressman from January 1977 to January 2003. During that time, he served as both majority and minority whip.