Max Baucus

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Max Baucus
Portrait of Ambassador Max Baucus.jpg
United States Ambassador to China
In office
March 20, 2014 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byGary Locke
Succeeded byDavid Rank (Acting)
United States Senator
from Montana
In office
December 15, 1978 – February 6, 2014
Preceded byPaul Hatfield
Succeeded byJohn Walsh
Chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 4, 2007 – February 6, 2014
Preceded byChuck Grassley
Succeeded byRon Wyden
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byChuck Grassley
Succeeded byChuck Grassley
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
Preceded byWilliam Roth
Succeeded byChuck Grassley
Chairperson of the Senate Environment Committee
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byDaniel Moynihan
Succeeded byJohn Chafee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – December 14, 1978
Preceded byRichard Shoup
Succeeded byPat Williams
Personal details
Born
Max Sieben Enke

(1941-12-11) December 11, 1941 (age 77)
Helena, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ann Geracimos (1975–1982)
Wanda Minge (1984–2009)
Melodee Hanes (2011–present)
ChildrenZeno (with Geracimos)
Alma materCarleton College
Stanford University

Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is an American politician. He was the United States Ambassador to China from 2014 through 2017. He served as a United States Senator from Montana from December 15, 1978 until February 6, 2014. On that date, he was made Ambassador. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was Montana's longest-serving U.S. senator.

Personal life[change | change source]

Baucus was born on December 11, 1941 in Helena, Montana. He studied at Stanford University. Baucus was married to Ann Geracimos from 1982 until they divorced in the same year. Then he was married to Wanda Minge from 1984 until they divorced in 2009. He has been married to Melodee Hanes since 2011. He has one son, Zeno, with Geracimos.

Ambassador nomination[change | change source]

Baucus announced on April 23, 2013 that he would retire from the U.S. Senate at the end of his term. His term was set to end in 2015.[1] However, he was made United States Ambassador to China by Barack Obama in 2013. He resigned on February 6, 2014, before finishing his final term as senator. Baucus was succeeded by John Walsh, the former Lieutenant Governor of Montana.

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