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Richard John (Rick) SANTORUM

(1958- )
Senate Years of Service:
1995-2007
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; reelected in 2000, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2007; Republican Conference chairman (2001-2007); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006.

Bibliography

Santorum, Rick. Rick Santorum: A Senator Speaks Out on Life, Freedom, and Responsibility. Washington, DC: Monument Press, 2005; 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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