Alan K. Simpson

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Alan K. Simpson
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Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
In office
February 18, 2010 – December 1, 2010
Serving with Erskine Bowles
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
LeaderBob Dole
Preceded byAlan Cranston
Succeeded byWendell H. Ford
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
LeaderBob Dole
Preceded byTed Stevens
Succeeded byAlan Cranston
United States Senator
from Wyoming
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byClifford Hansen
Succeeded byMike Enzi
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
In office
1964-1977
Personal details
Born
Alan Kooi Simpson

(1931-09-02) September 2, 1931 (age 89)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ann Schroll
RelationsMilward L. Simpson
Peter K. Simpson
ChildrenWilliam
Colin
Susan
Alma materCody High School
University of Wyoming
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1954-1956
RankSecond Lieutenant
Unit5th Infantry & 2nd Armored Division

Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming. His dad, Milward L. Simpson, was also a senator (1962–1967), and served as a Wyoming governor (1955–1959).

In 2010, Simpson was appointed by President Obama to co-chair the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democrat co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Weisman, Jonathan (February 17, 2010). "Bowles, Simpson to Head Debt Commission". The Wall Street Journal.