Kent Conrad

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Date of Birth March 12, 1948
Place of Birth North Dakota
Age 72 years old
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Kent Conrad

Gaylord Kent Conrad is a former American politician who was a United States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, the North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1986, he served as chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee for 12 years. On January 18, 2011, Conrad announced that he was retiring from politics and would not run for reelection in 2012. He said in a statement that it was more important that "I spend my time and energy trying to focus on solving the nation's budget woes than be distracted by another campaign." Fellow Democrat Heidi Heitkamp was elected to replace him. Conrad currently co-chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. He is also a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Born: Gaylord Kent Conrad, March 12, 1948, Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Spouse(s): Pam Schafer (Divorced), Lucy Calautti (1987–present)
Children: 1
Education: Stanford University (BA), George Washington University (MBA)

About Kent Conrad

Politician and Democrat who was the United States Senator from North Dakota from 1987 to 2013. He served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Budget multiple times.

Before Fame

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy before attending college at Stanford.


He was well known in the Senate for using charts as visual aids when speaking on the floor, and this earned him the nickname "Godfather of Charts."

Family Life

He had one daughter with his first wife Pam.


He vocally criticized the policies of George W. Bush.

Information related to Kent Conrad

  • Politicians from Bismarck, North Dakota
  • North Dakota Tax Commissioners
  • North Dakota Democrats
  • American Unitarian Universalists
  • George Washington University School of Business alumni
  • Phillips Exeter Academy alumni
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Latest information about Kent Conrad updated on September 21, 2020.

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