Richard Shelby

United States Senator from Alabama

Richard Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American politician. He was the United States Senator from Alabama from 1987 to 2023. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 1987. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987.[1]

Richard Shelby
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byJeremiah Denton
Succeeded byKatie Britt
Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
February 3, 2021 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Succeeded byTBD
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
April 10, 2018 – February 3, 2021
Preceded byThad Cochran
Succeeded byPatrick Leahy
Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – April 10, 2018
Preceded byRoy Blunt
Succeeded byRoy Blunt
Chair of the Senate Banking Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byTim Johnson
Succeeded byMike Crapo
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byPaul Sarbanes
Succeeded byChris Dodd
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byBob Graham
Succeeded byBob Graham
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byArlen Specter
Succeeded byBob Graham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byWalter Flowers
Succeeded byClaude Harris Jr.
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 18, 1971 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byClint Reid
Succeeded byRyan DeGraffenried
Personal details
Richard Craig Shelby

(1934-05-06) May 6, 1934 (age 89)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1994–present)
Other political
Democratic (until 1994)
Annette Nevin (m. 1960)
EducationUniversity of Alabama (BA, LLB)
Birmingham School of Law (JD)
WebsiteSenate website

Shelby was born on May 6, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama. Shelby Hall at the University of Alabama is the largest science facility in the US.[2] It was finished in 2004 and named for Shelby and his wife.[2] He is married to Dr. Annette N. Shelby.[2] They have two children.

Shelby said he would retire in 2022 and not run to be elected again.[3]

References change

  1. "Shelby, Richard C." Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Shelby Hall". The University of Alabama. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. Shelby, Richard; Rogers, Alex (8 February 2021). "GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama won't run for reelection". Rogers, Alex. CNN. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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