Sam Brownback

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Sam Brownback
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United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Assumed office
February 1, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byDavid Saperstein
46th Governor of Kansas
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 31, 2018
LieutenantJeff Colyer
Preceded byMark Parkinson
Succeeded byJeff Colyer
United States Senator
from Kansas
In office
November 7, 1996 – January 3, 2011
Preceded bySheila Frahm
Succeeded byJerry Moran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1995 – November 7, 1996
Preceded byJim Slattery
Succeeded byJim Ryun
Secretary of Agriculture of Kansas
In office
1986–1993
GovernorJohn W. Carlin
Mike Hayden
Joan Finney
Preceded byHarland Priddle[1]
Succeeded byPhilip Fishburn[2]
Personal details
BornSamuel Dale Brownback
(1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 62)
Garnett, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Stauffer
Children5
EducationKansas State University (BA)
University of Kansas (JD)
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Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is an American politician. He is the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom serving since February 1, 2018. He served as the 46th Governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Before he was governor, Brownback was a United States Senator and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ambassadorship[change | change source]

On July 26, 2017, the White House issued a statement that Brownback would be nominated as the new U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.[3]

On January 24, 2018, the Senate voted to advance his nomination to the floor, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. Pence cast another tie-breaking vote to confirm the nomination after the cloture vote.[4] On January 25, Brownback submitted his resignation as governor, effective January 31, 2018.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Harland E. Priddle". Kansas Memory. Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. "Philip A. Fishburn - Kansas Memory". www.kansasmemory.org. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  3. Smith, Mitch; Fortin, Jacey (July 26, 2017). "Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas Will Be Nominated as Religious Ambassador". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. Conradis, Brandon (January 24, 2018). "Pence ends filibuster on Brownback nomination". TheHill. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  5. Pappas, Alex (January 25, 2018). "Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback resigns to take Trump administration role". Fox News. Retrieved January 25, 2018.