Pat Roberts

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Pat Roberts
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Senior U.S. Senator from Kansas
From: January 3, 1997 – present
Predecessor Nancy Kassebaum
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Kansas's 1st District
From: January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1997
Predecessor Keith Sebelius
Successor Jerry Moran
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Franki Fann
Religion Methodist[1]
Military Service
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Service Years 1958 - 1962
Rank Captain

Charles Patrick “Pat” Roberts (born April 20, 1936, age 83) is a Republican senator from Kansas. Roberts was the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee until the Democratic Party took over the Senate following the 2006 elections.

Early career

Roberts graduated from Kansas State University in 1958 with a degree in journalism, and pursued careers in both the military and in journalism before beginning his political career in 1967 by working on the staff of then-Kansas governor Frank Carlson.

U.S. House of Representatives

Roberts served eight terms in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate in 1996.

U.S. Senate

Although his voting record has generally been strongly conservative,[2] Roberts has at time sided with the establishment and taken certain RINO positions, such as enacting gun control measures.[3]

See also

References

External links

  • Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress