Roy Blunt

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Roy Blunt
Roy Blunt, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
Assumed office
April 10, 2018
Preceded byRichard Shelby
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byChuck Schumer
Succeeded byRichard Shelby
United States Senator
from Missouri
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Serving with Josh Hawley
Preceded byKit Bond
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2009
LeaderJohn Boehner
Preceded bySteny Hoyer
Succeeded byEric Cantor
House Majority Leader
In office
September 29, 2005 – February 2, 2006
Preceded byTom DeLay
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
LeaderDennis Hastert
Preceded byTom DeLay
Succeeded byJim Clyburn
House Republican Chief Deputy Whip
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2003
LeaderDennis Hastert
Preceded byDennis Hastert
Succeeded byEric Cantor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byMel Hancock
Succeeded byBilly Long
33rd Secretary of State of Missouri
In office
January 14, 1985 – January 11, 1993
GovernorJohn Ashcroft
Preceded byJames Kirkpatrick
Succeeded byJudi Moriarty
Personal details
Roy Dean Blunt

(1950-01-10) January 10, 1950 (age 72)
Niangua, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Roseann Ray
(m. 1967; div. 2003)

Abigail Perlman (m. 2003)
Children4, including Matt
EducationSouthwest Baptist University
Missouri State University
WebsiteSenate website

Roy Dean Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Missouri. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 2011. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2011.[1]

Blunt was born on January 10, 1950 in Niangua, Missouri. He studied at Southwest Baptist University and at Missouri State University, Springfield. He is married to Abigail Perlman.

On March 8, 2021, Blunt announced that he will not be run to be senator again in the next 2022 United States Senate elections.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Blunt, Roy". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  2. "GOP Sen. Roy Blunt announces he will not run for reelection". CNN. Retrieved 8 March 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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