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Jon Llewellyn KYL

(1942- )
Senate Years of Service:
1995-
Party:
Republican

KYL, Jon Llewellyn, (son of John Henry Kyl), a Senator and a Representative from Arizona; born in Oakland, Nebr., April 25, 1942; B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson 1964; LL.B., University of Arizona 1966; admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1966 and practiced law as a member of Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, in Phoenix 1966-1986; chairman, Phoenix Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 1984-1985; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1994 and reelected in 2000, and again in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013; Republican party whip (2007-); chair, Republican Policy Committee (2003-2007), Republican Conference (2007).

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

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