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Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from Iowa and 91st Senate President pro tempore. He has been Senator since 1981. He was also in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981.[1] Before that he was in the Iowa state legislature from 1959 to 1974.[2]

Chuck Grassley
Chuck Grassley official photo 2017.jpg
91st President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byMax Baucus
Succeeded byMax Baucus
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byMax Baucus
Succeeded byMax Baucus
Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Succeeded byLindsey Graham
Chair of the Senate Narcotics Caucus
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byDianne Feinstein
Chair of the Senate Aging Committee
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byWilliam Cohen
Succeeded byJohn Breaux
United States Senator
from Iowa
Assumed office
January 3, 1981
Serving with Joni Ernst
Preceded byJohn Culver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byH. R. Gross
Succeeded byCooper Evans
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 37th district
In office
January 8, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byBill Hansen
Succeeded byRaymond Lageschulte
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 10th district
In office
January 11, 1971 – January 8, 1973
Preceded byWilliam Harbor
Succeeded byRichard Welden
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 73rd district
In office
January 12, 1959 – January 11, 1971
Preceded byWayne Ballhagen
Succeeded byJohn Camp
Personal details
Born
Charles Ernest Grassley

(1933-09-17) September 17, 1933 (age 85)
New Hartford, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Barbara Speicher (m. 1954)
Children5
EducationUniversity of Northern Iowa (BA, MA)
University of Iowa
WebsiteSenate website

In January 2019, Grassley became the most senior Republican serving in the United States Senate due to the retirement of Orrin Hatch[3] and the resignation of Thad Cochran.[4] After the Republicans kept control of the Senate in the 2018 elections, Grassley became the 91st Senate President pro tempore.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Grassley, Charles Ernest". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  2. "Charles Grassley". Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  3. Hook, Janet; Hughes, Siobhan (2 January 2018). "Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces He Will Retire at End of Term" – via www.wsj.com.
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mississippis-sen-thad-cochran-to-resign-from-the-senate-after-four-decade-congressional-career/2018/03/05/be8477d4-20c0-11e8-94da-ebf9d112159c_story.html

Other websitesEdit

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