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HUTCHISON, Kathyrn Ann Bailey (Kay)

(1943—)

Senate Years of Service: 1993-
Party: Republican

HUTCHISON, Kathyrn Ann Bailey (Kay), a Senator from Texas; born in Galveston, Tex., July 22, 1943; attended the public schools in La Marque, Tex., graduated, University of Texas at Austin; graduated, University of Texas School of Law 1967; television reporter; member, Texas house of representatives 1972-1976; vice-chair, National Transportation Safety Board 1976-1978; bank executive and general counsel; businesswoman; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the House of Representatives 1982; Texas state treasurer 1990-1993; temporary co-chair, Republican National Convention 1992; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in June 5, 1993, special election to fill the remainder of the term ending January 3, 1995, left vacant by the resignation of Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr.; took the oath of office on June 14, 1993; reelected in 1994, 2000, and again in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013; Republican Conference vice-chair (2000-2007); Republican Policy Committee chair (2007-); deputy permanent chair, Republican National Convention 2004.


Bibliography

Hutchison, Kay Bailey. American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country . New York: William Morrow, 2004.

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

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