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Roger Wicker

United States Senator from Mississippi

Roger Frederick Wicker (born July 5, 1951 in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States) is a senior United States Senator from Mississippi. He took over Mississippi's first congressional district soon after Jamie L. Whitten's death in 1995.

Roger Wicker
U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker Official Portrait, 2018 (cropped).jpg
United States Senator
from Mississippi
Assumed office
December 31, 2007
Serving with Cindy Hyde-Smith
Appointed byHaley Barbour
Preceded byTrent Lott
Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee
Designate
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byJohn Thune
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2007
Preceded byJamie L. Whitten
Succeeded byTravis Childers
Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 5, 1988 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byAlan Nunnelee
Personal details
Born
Roger Frederick Wicker

(1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 68)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Gayle Long (m. 1975)
Children3
EducationUniversity of Mississippi (BA, JD)
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1976–2004
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel
UnitAir Force Judge Advocate General's Corps

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