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Roger William JEPSEN

(1928- )
Senate Years of Service:
1979-1985
Party:
Republican

JEPSEN, Roger William, a Senator from Iowa; born in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 23, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., in 1950, and received a master’s degree from the same university in 1953; paratrooper in the United States Army 1946-1947; United States Army Reserve 1948-1960; active in farming and the insurance and health care businesses; Scott County Supervisor 1962-1965; Iowa State senator 1966-1968; lieutenant governor of Iowa 1968-1972; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 7, 1978, and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1985; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; co-chairman, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety-eighth Congress); chairman, National Credit Union Administration; is a resident of Alexandria, Va.

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

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