Jim Sasser

American politician

James Ralph Sasser (born September 30, 1936) is an American politician and attorney. He is a Democrat. He was a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1977 to 1995, and was Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.[1]

Jim Sasser
United States Ambassador to China
In office
February 14, 1996 – July 1, 1999
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJ. Stapleton Roy
Succeeded byJoseph Prueher
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byBill Brock
Succeeded byBill Frist
Personal details
James Ralph Sasser

(1936-09-30) September 30, 1936 (age 87)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Sasser
EducationUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Vanderbilt University (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1957-1963

From 1996 to 1999, during the Clinton Administration, he was the United States Ambassador to China.


  1. "Sasser, James Ralph — Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2007-06-15.

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