John Ensign

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John Ensign
United States Senator
from Nevada
In office
January 3, 2001 – May 3, 2011
Preceded by Richard Bryan
Succeeded by Dean Heller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by James Bilbray
Succeeded by Shelley Berkley
Personal details
Born March 25, 1958 (1958-03-25) (age 56)
Roseville, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Darlene Ensign
Children Trevor Ensign
Siena Ensign
Michael Ensign
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Alma mater Oregon State University (B.S.)
Colorado State University (D.V.M.)
Occupation Veterinarian
Religion Foursquare Church
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John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is an American veterinarian and former politician. He served as Senator of Nevada from 2001 to 2011. He resigned on May 3, 2011 due to an ethics violation of Senate rules. He was involved in a sex scandal because of a relationship with a Senate aide.

On April 21, 2011, he said he would resign from office on May 3,[1] stating that he "will not continue to subject my family, my constituents, or the Senate to any further rounds of investigation, depositions, drawn out proceedings, or especially public hearings."[2]

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