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Jim Risch

United States Senator from Idaho

Jim Risch (born May 3, 1943[1]) is the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 2009.[1]

Jim Risch
James E. Risch, official Senate photo portrait, 2009.jpg
Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Designate
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBob Corker
Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byDavid Vitter
Succeeded byMarco Rubio
United States Senator
from Idaho
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Serving with Mike Crapo
Preceded byLarry Craig
31st Governor of Idaho
In office
May 26, 2006 – January 1, 2007
LieutenantMark Ricks
Preceded byDirk Kempthorne
Succeeded byButch Otter
39th and 41st Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 3, 2009
GovernorButch Otter
Preceded byMark Ricks
Succeeded byBrad Little
In office
January 3, 2003 – May 26, 2006
GovernorDirk Kempthorne
Preceded byJack Riggs
Succeeded byMark Ricks
President pro tempore of the Idaho Senate
In office
December 1982 – December 1, 1988
Preceded byReed Budge
Succeeded byMike Crapo
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 18th district
In office
1995–2002
Preceded byRoger Madsen
Succeeded bySheila Sorensen
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 21st district
In office
1974–1988
Preceded by???
Succeeded byMike Burkett
Personal details
Born
James Elroy Risch

(1943-05-03) May 3, 1943 (age 76)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Vicki Risch (m. 1968)
Children3
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Idaho (BS, JD)
Signature
WebsiteSenate website

Risch was born on May 3, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Idaho. He is married to Vicki Risch. They have three children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Risch, Jim". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015.

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