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SANTORUM, Richard John (Rick)

(1958—)

Senate Years of Service: 1995-
Party: Republican

SANTORUM, Richard John (Rick), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., May 10, 1958; B.A., Pennsylvania State University 1980; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh 1981; J.D., Dickinson School of Law (Pa.) 1986; administrative assistant to Pennsylvania State Senator J. Doyle Corman 1981-1986; director, Pennsylvania State senate local government committee 1981-1984; director, Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee 1984-1986; admitted to the bar in 1986 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1994 and reelected in 2000 for the term ending January 3, 2007; Republican Conference chairman (2001-2007); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006.


Bibliography

Santorum, Rick. It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good . Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2005.

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

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