Sam Brownback

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Sam Brownback
United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
In office
February 1, 2018 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byDavid Saperstein
Succeeded byRashad Hussain
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
GovernorJohn W. Carlin
Mike Hayden
Joan Finney
Preceded byHarland Priddle[1]
Succeeded byPhilip Fishburn[2]
Personal details
Samuel Dale Brownback

(1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 67)
Garnett, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Stauffer
EducationKansas State University (BA)
University of Kansas (JD)[3]

Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is an American politician. He was the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from February 1, 2018 until January 20, 2021. 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.[4]

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.[5] On January 25, Brownback submitted his resignation as governor, effective January 31, 2018.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Harland E. Priddle". Kansas Memory. Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. "Philip A. Fishburn - Kansas Memory". Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  3. Rhodes, Carla (August 22, 2007). "Candidate Profile Sam Brownback". CBS News. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  4. 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.
  5. Conradis, Brandon (January 24, 2018). "Pence ends filibuster on Brownback nomination". TheHill. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  6. Pappas, Alex (January 25, 2018). "Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback resigns to take Trump administration role". Fox News. Retrieved January 25, 2018.