Larry Craig

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Larry Craig
United States Senator
from Idaho
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byJim McClure
Succeeded byJim Risch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's 1st district
In office
January 5, 1981 – January 3, 1991
Preceded bySteve Symms
Succeeded byLarry LaRocco
Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded byJohn Breaux
Succeeded byGordon Smith
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byArlen Specter
Succeeded byDaniel Akaka
Personal details
Larry Edwin Craig

(1945-07-20) July 20, 1945 (age 78)
Council, Idaho
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Suzanne Thompson
ResidenceEagle, Idaho[1]
Alma materUniversity of Idaho, George Washington University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army National Guard
Years of service1970–1972
RankPrivate First Class
UnitIdaho National Guard

Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is an American politician. He is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate (1991–2009), preceded by 10 years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first district (1981–91).[2]

On June 11, 2007, Craig was arrested at the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport. He was arrested for lewd behavior in the men's bathroom. He ended up pleading guilty to disorderly conduct.[3] Many people and media called him a hypocrite because he was very against LGBT rights in the United States.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Larry Craig (Rep)". The Washington Times. The Washington Times, LLC. October 5, 2007. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
  2. "CRAIG, Larry Edwin – Biographical Information". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Library of Congress. Retrieved September 1, 2007.
  3. "Idaho Senator Says He Regrets Guilty Plea in Restroom Incident". The New York Times. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  4. "Craig's 'I'm not gay' statement riles gay activists". NBC News. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  5. "Hypocrisy And Senators Craig And Vitter". CBS News. Retrieved September 8, 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]

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