Alan K. Simpson

American politician (born 1931)

Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming. His dad, Milward L. Simpson, was also a senator (1962–1967), and served as a Wyoming governor (1955–1959).

Alan K. Simpson
Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
In office
February 18, 2010 – December 1, 2010
Serving with Erskine Bowles
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
LeaderBob Dole
Preceded byAlan Cranston
Succeeded byWendell H. Ford
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
LeaderBob Dole
Preceded byTed Stevens
Succeeded byAlan Cranston
United States Senator
from Wyoming
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byClifford Hansen
Succeeded byMike Enzi
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Alan Kooi Simpson

(1931-09-02) September 2, 1931 (age 92)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ann Schroll
RelationsMilward L. Simpson
Peter K. Simpson
Alma materCody High School
University of Wyoming
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1954-1956
RankSecond Lieutenant
Unit5th Infantry & 2nd Armored Division

In 2010, Simpson was appointed by President Obama to co-chair the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democrat co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina.[1]

References change

  1. Weisman, Jonathan (February 17, 2010). "Bowles, Simpson to Head Debt Commission". The Wall Street Journal.