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Chester Trent LOTT

(1941- )
Senate Years of Service:

LOTT, Chester Trent, a Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born in Grenada, Grenada County, Miss., October 9, 1941; graduated from Pascagoula public schools; B.P.A., University of Mississippi 1963; J.D., same university 1967; served as field representative for the University of Mississippi 1963-1965; admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1967 and commenced practice in Pascagoula; administrative assistant to United States Representative William M. Colmer 1968-1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1989); minority whip (1981-1989); elected to the United States Senate in 1988 and reelected in 1994, 2000, and again in 2006 and served from January 3, 1989, until his resignation on December 18, 2007; Republican party whip (1995-1996, 2007); majority leader (1996-January 3, 2001, January 20-June 6, 2001); minority leader (January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 6, 2003); chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).


Lott, Trent. Herding Cats: A Life in Politics. New York: Regan Books, 2005.

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

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