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Trent Lott

United States Senator from Mississippi

Chester Trent Lott, Sr. (born October 9, 1941) is an American politician. He is a former United States Senator from Mississippi. He was a member of both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He became Senate Majority Leader, then fell from power after praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat presidential bid.[1]

Trent Lott
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Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
DeputyDon Nickles
Preceded byTom Daschle
Succeeded byTom Daschle
In office
June 12, 1996 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byBob Dole
Succeeded byTom Daschle
Senate Minority Leader
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
DeputyDon Nickles
Preceded byTom Daschle
Succeeded byTom Daschle
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
DeputyDon Nickles
Preceded byTom Daschle
Succeeded byTom Daschle
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2007 – December 18, 2007
LeaderMitch McConnell
Preceded byDick Durbin
Succeeded byJon Kyl
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1995 – June 12, 1996
LeaderBob Dole
Preceded byWendell Ford
Succeeded byDon Nickles
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
January 3, 1989 – December 18, 2007
Preceded byJohn C. Stennis
Succeeded byRoger Wicker
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
LeaderRobert H. Michel
Preceded byRobert H. Michel
Succeeded byDick Cheney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1989
Preceded byWilliam M. Colmer
Succeeded byLarkin I. Smith
Personal details
Born
Chester Trent Lott

(1941-10-09) October 9, 1941 (age 77)
Grenada, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1972–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic (before 1972)
Spouse(s)Patricia Thompson
Children2
EducationUniversity of Mississippi (BPA, JD)
Signature

ReferencesEdit

  1. Edsall, Thomas B.; Faler, Brian (December 11, 2002). "Lott Remarks on Thurmond Echoed 1980 Words". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 26, 2010.

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