Ben Sasse

American politician and college president (born 1972)

Ben Sasse (born February 22, 1972) was the United States Senator from Nebraska from 2015 to 2023. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party.[1]

Ben Sasse
Official photo, 2016
President of the University of Florida
Assumed office
February 6, 2023
Preceded byKent Fuchs
United States Senator
from Nebraska
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 8, 2023
Preceded byMike Johanns
Succeeded byPete Ricketts
15th President of Midland University
In office
December 10, 2010 – December 31, 2014
Preceded byStephen Fritz
Succeeded byJody Horner
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation
In office
December 19, 2007 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMichael O'Grady
Succeeded bySherry Glied
Personal details
Benjamin Eric Sasse

(1972-02-22) February 22, 1972 (age 52)
Plainview, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Melissa McLeod (m. 1995)
  • Politician
  • educator
  • consultant
  • author
WebsiteSenate website

Sasse was born on February 22, 1972 in Plainview, Nebraska. He studied at Harvard University, St. John's College, Maryland and at Yale University.

On February 13, 2021 Sasse voted that no longer Republican President Donald Trump was guilty of starting the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol. He and six other Republican senators also voted that Trump was guilty. This was after the House of Representatives Second impeachment of Donald Trump.[2]

Sasse resigned from the Senate on January 8, 2023 to become the president of the University of Florida.[3]

References change

  1. "Sasse, Benjamin Eric". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. "7 Republicans found Trump 'guilty' of inciting Capitol riot. They explain their vote". Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  3. Dress, Brad (2022-11-10). "Sasse leaving Senate in January after University of Florida approves him as president". The Hill. Retrieved 2022-11-13.

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