Robert William "Bob" Packwood (born September 11, 1932) is an American politician. He was a United States Senator from the state of Oregon from 1969 to 1995. Although a member of the conservative Republican Party, Packwood was a moderate. He voted differently from other members of his party many times.
In 1995, Packwood resigned from the Senate after a sex scandal. He stayed involved in politics as a lobbyist and a political consultant. He lives in Dunthorpe, Oregon, with his second wife Elaine. She used to be his chief of staff.
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- "PACKWOOD, Robert William, (1932 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- New York Times News Service (April 09, 1998). "Packwood May Return To Politics". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 January 2015. Check date values in:
- Jeff Mapes (January 10, 2014). "Bob Packwood, still lobbying at 81, says Sen. Ron Wyden faces tough odds as Finance chairman". Oregon Live. Retrieved 2 January 2015.