Chuck Grassley

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Chuck Grassley
Chuck Grassley official photo 2017.jpg
President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate
Assumed office
January 21, 2021
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 21, 2021
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
Succeeded byPatrick Leahy
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 21, 2021
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
Succeeded byRon Wyden
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byMax Baucus
Succeeded byMax Baucus
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byMax Baucus
Succeeded byMax Baucus
United States Senator
from Iowa
Assumed office
January 3, 1981
Serving with Joni Ernst
Preceded byJohn Culver
Chair of the Senate Narcotics Caucus
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byDianne Feinstein
Succeeded byJohn Cornyn
Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Succeeded byLindsey Graham
Chair of the Senate Aging Committee
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byWilliam Cohen
Succeeded byJohn Breaux
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byH. R. Gross
Succeeded byCooper Evans
Member of the
Iowa House of Representatives
from Butler County
In office
January 12, 1959 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byWayne Ballhagen
Succeeded byRaymond Lageschulte
Constituency73rd district (1959–1971)
10th district (1971–1973)
37th district (1973–1975)
Personal details
Born
Charles Ernest Grassley

(1933-09-17) September 17, 1933 (age 88)
New Hartford, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Barbara Speicher (m. 1954)
Children5
Alma materUniversity of Northern Iowa (BA, MA)
University of Iowa
Signature
WebsiteSenate website

Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from Iowa. He was the 91st Senate President pro tempore from 2019 until 2021. He has been Senator since 1981. He was also in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981.[1] Before that he was in the Iowa state legislature from 1959 to 1974.[2]

In January 2019, Grassley became the most senior Republican serving in the United States Senate due to the retirement of Orrin Hatch[3] and the resignation of Thad Cochran.[4] After the Republicans kept control of the Senate in the 2018 elections, Grassley became the 91st Senate President pro tempore.

In January 2021, when Republicans lost control of the U.S. Senate, Patrick Leahy became President pro tempore while Grassley became President pro tempore emeritus.

On November 17, 2020, Grassley announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Grassley, Charles Ernest". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  2. "Charles Grassley". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  3. Hook, Janet; Hughes, Siobhan (2 January 2018). "Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces He Will Retire at End of Term" – via www.wsj.com.
  4. Sullivan, Sean; Kane, Paul (March 6, 2018). "Mississippi's Thad Cochran to resign from the Senate after four-decade congressional career". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  5. Segers, Grace (November 17, 2020). "Chuck Grassley, second oldest senator, tests positive for COVID-19". CBS News. Washington, D.C. Retrieved November 17, 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]

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