Pat Roberts

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Date of Birth April 20, 1936
Place of Birth Kansas
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Pat Roberts

Charles Patrick Roberts is an American politician of the Republican Party serving as the senior United States Senator from Kansas, a position he has held since 2011. Roberts had previously served 14 years as Kansas's junior senator. Born in Topeka, Kansas, Roberts is a graduate of Kansas State University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a newspaper reporter before entering politics in the late 1960s. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 to succeed 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius, for whom he had worked. He served eight terms in the House, including one as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and is currently serving his fourth term. On the Intelligence Committee, he was responsible for an investigation into the intelligence failures prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Born: Charles Patrick Roberts, April 20, 1936, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Children: 3
Education: Kansas State University (BA)
Preceded by: Nancy Kassebaum
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About Pat Roberts

Republican politician who became a United States Senator from Kansas in 1997. He has served as the Chairman of the Senate Committees on Intelligence, Ethics, and Agriculture during his tenure.

Before Fame

He earned a B.A. in Journalism from Kansas State University in 1958, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, before becoming an administrative assistant to Kansas's 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius in 1969.

Achievement

He founded the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program, which linked undergraduate and graduate students with U.S. security and intelligence agencies.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Franki.

Associations

He succeeded Harry Reid as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

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