James Lankford

United States Senator from Oklahoma

James Lankford (born March 4, 1968)[1] is the senior United States Senator from Oklahoma. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 2015. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015.[1]

James Lankford
James Lankford official Senate photo.jpg
Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
In office
December 19, 2019 – February 3, 2021
Preceded byJohnny Isakson
Succeeded byChris Coons
United States Senator
from Oklahoma
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with Markwayne Mullin
Preceded byTom Coburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byMary Fallin
Succeeded bySteve Russell
Personal details
James Paul Lankford

(1968-03-04) March 4, 1968 (age 55)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Cindy Hennessey (m. 1992)
EducationUniversity of Texas, Austin (BS)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv)
WebsiteSenate website

Lankford was born on March 4, 1968 in Dallas, Texas. He studied at University of Texas, Austin and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Cindy Lankford. They have two children.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lankford, James". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 16, 2015.

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