Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr. is a Representative from Virginia. Born in Trieste, Italy in 1950, he earned his B.A. from Williams College in 1972. He was an automobile dealer, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1990-1998, an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Virginia in 1997, and United States Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein from 2009-2013. He was elected as a Democrat to the 114th and succeeding Congress (January 3, 2015-present).