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Chris VandeVenter
Born San Antonio, Texas
Residence Bismarck, North Dakota
Nationality United States
Other names Dcmacnut
Alma mater University of Maryland University College
University of Wyoming
Occupation King of the Internet
Known for social media
Home town Washington, DC
Term 2008-present
Spouse(s) Shannon
Children Carter (4)
Unified login: Dcmacnut is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.

My interests border on the eclectic. I primarily edit pages on the United States Congress and any other subjects that interest me, such as geography and history. I'm particularly interested in old maps and genealogy. (I'm related to Calamity Jane by marriage.) I also dable in creating maps using Inkscape and U.S. Census Bureau data, and often help difuse edit disputes over the minutiae of Census geography. Drop me a line.


Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

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6 1/2 years as legislative assistant staff member for the U.S. Senate Minority and Majority leadership. I worked on various aspects of these public laws in the years prior to or the years after their enactment.


  • S.Res. 371 Requesting the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp to honor sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski
  • S.Res. 376 Commending the men and women who fought the Jasper Fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota


  • I've been to North Korea, albeit briefly, during a visit and tour of the Panmunjom truce village along the border between North and South Korea. The main United Nations building straddles the border between the two countries, with the table in the center forming the "border." During the tour, we were permitted to "enter" North Korea by walking to the other side of the table.
  • I've had dinner with José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor.

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Questions about redistricting
House Members


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