Jim Bridenstine

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Jim Bridenstine
13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In office
April 23, 2018 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byCharles Bolden
Succeeded byBill Nelson (nominee)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2013 – April 23, 2018
Preceded byJohn Sullivan
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
James Frederick Bridenstine

(1975-06-15) June 15, 1975 (age 48)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Michelle Bridenstine
EducationRice University (BA)
Cornell University (MBA)}
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
 United States Air Force
Years of service1998–2007 (Active)
2010–2015 (Reserve)
2015–present (Air National Guard)
Rank Lieutenant Commander (Active)
Lieutenant Commander (Reserve)
Major (Air National Guard)
UnitOklahoma Air National Guard
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan

James Frederick Bridenstine (born June 15, 1975) is an American politician. Bridenstine was the 13th Administrator of NASA from April 2018 to January 2021. He served as the United States Representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district, based in Tulsa,[1][2] from 2013 to 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party.

On September 1, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Bridenstine to be the next Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Republican Jim Bridenstine to challenge incumbent John Sullivan". Tulsa World. September 15, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  2. "Bridenstine announces bid for Congress". www.krmg.com. September 15, 2011. Archived from the original on November 14, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
  3. Giaritelli, Anna. "Trump picks 42 key administration nominees, including heads of NASA and Office of National Drug Control Policy". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 2017-09-02.