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Rep. Travis Childers is sworn into office in Washington
Rep. Travis Childers, D-MS, (C) is sworn-in by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, (R) on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 20, 2008. Rep. Childers was elected during a Mississippi special election runoff for Sen. Roger Wicker's former House seat. Rep. Childers is seen here with his daughter Lauren Childers, son Dustin Childers, and wife Tami Childers. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Travis Wayne Childers (born March 29, 1958) is the U.S. Representative from Mississippi's 1st congressional district. The district includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo.

Childers was born in Booneville in Prentiss County, Mississippi on March 29, 1958. He is the son of John Wayne and Betty (nee Smith) Childers. His father, John Wayne Childers (a native of Glen), died when his son was 16 years old; in high school he worked nights and weekends at the first convenience store in Booneville to support his mother, Betty, and sister, Tammy. He is of French, Italian, Swiss, Chickasaw, and Choctaw descent.

Childers attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College and then the University of Mississippi, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1980.

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