Chuck Grassley

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Chuck Grassley
Chuck Grassley official photo 2017.jpg
United States Senator
from Iowa
Assumed office
January 3, 1981
Serving with Joni Ernst
Preceded by John Culver
Personal details
Born Charles Ernest Grassley
(1933-09-17) September 17, 1933 (age 85)
New Hartford, Iowa
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Barbara Grassley
Children Lee Grassley
Wendy Grassley
Robin Grassley
Michele Grassley
Jay Grassley
Residence New Hartford, Iowa
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa (B.A., M.A.)
Occupation Politician
Religion BaptistBGC

Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa) is the senior U.S. Senator from Iowa. 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 will become 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] Should the Republicans have control of the Senate in the 2018 elections, this would make Grassley the next Senate President pro tempore.

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". Retrieved September 25, 2013.

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