Richard Shelby

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Richard Shelby
Richard Shelby, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Alabama
Assumed office
January 3, 1987
Serving with Tommy Tuberville
Preceded byJeremiah Denton
Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Assumed office
February 3, 2021
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
April 10, 2018 – February 3, 2021
Preceded byThad Cochran
Succeeded byPatrick Leahy
Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – April 10, 2018
Preceded byRoy Blunt
Succeeded byRoy Blunt
Chair of the Senate Banking Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byTim Johnson
Succeeded byMike Crapo
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byPaul Sarbanes
Succeeded byChris Dodd
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byBob Graham
Succeeded byBob Graham
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byArlen Specter
Succeeded byBob Graham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byWalter Flowers
Succeeded byClaude Harris Jr.
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 18, 1971 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byClint Reid
Succeeded byRyan DeGraffenried
Personal details
Born
Richard Craig Shelby

(1934-05-06) May 6, 1934 (age 87)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1994–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic (until 1994)
Spouse(s)
Annette Nevin (m. 1960)
Children2
EducationUniversity of Alabama (BA, LLB)
Birmingham School of Law (JD)
Signature
WebsiteSenate website

Richard Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is the senior United States Senator from Alabama. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 1987. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987.[1]

Shelby was born on May 6, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama. Shelby Hall at the University of Alabama is the largest science facility in the US.[2] It was finished in 2004 and named for Shelby and his wife.[2] He is married to Dr. Annette N. Shelby.[2] They have two children.

Shelby said he would retire in 2022 and not run to be elected again.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Shelby, Richard C." Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Shelby Hall". The University of Alabama. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. Shelby, Richard; Rogers, Alex (8 February 2021). "GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama won't run for reelection". Rogers, Alex. CNN. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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