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Jim Oberstar gestures while giving a speech during the 8th District DFL Convention at Spirit Mountain in Duluth in May 2012. (Clint Austin /

Timeline: Jim Oberstar, 1934-2014

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  • Sept. 10, 1934: Jim Oberstar born in Chisholm.
  • 1952: Graduates from Chisholm High School
  • 1956: Graduates from College of St. Thomas in St. Paul with majors in French and political science.
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  • 1957: Receives master’s degree in European Studies form the College of Europe in Belgium.
  • 1959: Begins four years of work in Haiti teaching French and Creole to U.S.
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