Sam Dale BROWNBACK, Congress, KS (1956)

Senate Years of Service:

BROWNBACK Sam Dale , a Representative and a Senator from Kansas; born in Garnett, Kans., September 12, 1956; grew up on his family's farm near Parker, Kans., and graduated from Prairie View High School, Linn County, Kans.; graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., in 1979; received law degree from University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1982; administrator, broadcaster, teacher, attorney and author; Kansas Secretary of Agriculture 1986-1993; White House Fellow detailed to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1990-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth Congress and began serving January 3, 1995; not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1996, but was elected to the United States Senate in a special election on November 5, 1996, to the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1999, left vacant by the resignation of Robert Dole; resigned from the House of Representatives on November 27, 1996, retroactive to November 7, 1996, when his Senate service began; reelected in 1998 and again in 2004, and served from November 7, 1996, to January 3, 2011; was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010; elected governor of Kansas in 2010, and took the oath of office on January 10, 2011.


Brownback, Sam. Kansas Agricultural Law. Topeka, Kans.: Lone Tree Publishing Company, 1994 (2d ed.); Brownback, Sam, with Jim Nelson Black, From Power to Purpose: A Remarkable Journey of Faith and Compassion. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

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

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