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House Agriculture Committee

Clark Ogilvie, Senior Minority Staffer

Clark Ogilvie(Richard A. Bloom)

photo of Jerry Hagstrom
September 18, 2013

Ogilvie, the senior Democratic professional staff member, is in charge of the three issues that matter most to farmers and businesses: commodity policy, crop insurance, and the futures industry.

He is the rare Agriculture Committee staffer who was not raised on or near a farm, and so he has learned these issues on the job.

Ogilvie, 44, grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and graduated from Rhodes College in 1991. He came to Washington, took a paid internship in the Senate Computer Center, and was installing computers when then-Sen. Jim Sasser, D-Tenn., hired him as a legislative correspondent.

 

After stints working for Al Gore's Senate office and at a law firm—and finishing law school—Ogilvie moved to the Agriculture Committee staff in 2005, when Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., became the ranking member.

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