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Charles Ernest GRASSLEY

(1933- )
Senate Years of Service:
1981-
Party:
Republican

GRASSLEY, Charles Ernest, a Senator and a Representative from Iowa; born in New Hartford, Butler County, Iowa, September 17, 1933; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls 1955; received a graduate degree from the same university in 1956; pursued graduate work, University of Iowa, Iowa City 1957-1958; engaged in agriculture; part-time university instructor; member, Iowa house of representatives 1959-1974; elected in 1974 as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth Congress; reelected to the Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate in 1980 for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the Senate in 1980; reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One Hundred Fifth Congress), Committee on Finance (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20 to June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

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

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