|Name||David J. "Dave" Weldon|
|Address||2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C|
Melbourne, Florida , United States
|| August 31, 1953
May 18, 2012 02:14pm
|Info||U.S. Representative Dave Weldon, M.D, of Melbourne, Florida, is an Army veteran and physician who was elected to his first political office in November 1994 to serve the people of Florida's 15th Congressional District. |
As a practicing physician and Army veteran, his background and expertise have been called upon on numerous occasions in key debates, policy discussions, and leadership positions.
Rep. Weldon currently serves on the House Science Committee and the House Banking and Financial Services Committee. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, where he represents the interests of his constituents at the Kennedy Space Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Station, and surrounding aerospace community. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the Congressional Aerospace Caucus. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Civil Service.
Born in Long Island, NY, in 1953, to Anna and David Weldon, the Congressman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Weldon worked his way through college as a respiratory technician and successfully earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry with high honors in 1978.
Following his graduation from Stony Brook, Dr. Weldon began studying medicine at the State University of New York's Buffalo School of Medicine on a scholarship with the Army Health Professions Scholarship program.
Three years later, he completed the accelerated degree program at Buffalo and was honored by being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Weldon then entered a three-year internship and residency in internal medicine at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco.
After completing military training in San Francisco, Dr. Weldon began a three-year tour of duty at Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He left active duty as a Major in 1987 to enter private practice with the Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates, a 38-member multi-specialty medical group in Melbourne, Florida. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1992. Dr. Weldon continues to see patients at the new VA Outpatient Clinic in Viera on a volunteer basis.
Rep. Weldon and his wife Nancy have two children.