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Dennis Webster DeCONCINI

(1937- )
Senate Years of Service:
1977-1995
Party:
Democrat

DeCONCINI, Dennis Webster, a Senator from Arizona; born in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., May 8, 1937; attended the public schools of Tucson and Phoenix; graduated, University of Arizona 1959 and from that university’s law school 1963; admitted to the Arizona bar in 1963 and commenced practice in Tucson; served in the United States Army 1959-1960; Army Reserve 1960-1967; member, Arizona Governor’s staff 1965-1967; Pima County attorney 1973-1976; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982 and again in 1988 and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection in 1994; chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Third Congress).

Bibliography

DeConcini, Dennis. Senator Dennis DeConcini: From the Center of the Aisle. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006; DeConcini, Dennis. “Examining the Judicial Nomination Process: The Politics of Advice and Consent.” Arizona Law Review 34 (1992): 1-24.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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