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Jim Inhofe

United States Senator from Oklahoma

James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an American politician from Oklahoma. He is the senior senator of Oklahoma to the United States Senate, beginning in January 2015.

Jim Inhofe
Jim Inhofe official portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Oklahoma
Assumed office
November 16, 1994
Serving with James Lankford
Preceded byDavid L. Boren
Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Assumed office
September 6, 2018[a]
Preceded byJohn McCain
Chair of the Senate Environment Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byBarbara Boxer
Succeeded byJohn Barrasso
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byJim Jeffords
Succeeded byBarbara Boxer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1987 – November 15, 1994
Preceded byJames R. Jones
Succeeded bySteve Largent
32nd Mayor of Tulsa
In office
1978–1984
Preceded byRobert LaFortune
Succeeded byTerry Young
Personal details
Born
James Mountain Inhofe

(1934-11-17) November 17, 1934 (age 84)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kay Kirkpatrick
Children4
EducationUniversity of Tulsa (BA)
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1956–1958
RankArmy-USA-OR-04b.svg Specialist 4

NotesEdit

  1. Served as acting chairman in the absence of John McCain from December 2017 – September 6, 2018.[1]

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Jim Inhofe at Wikimedia Commons


  1. How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington