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KYL, Jon Llewellyn



KYL, Jon Llewellyn, (son of John Henry Kyl), a Senator and a Representative from Arizona; born in Oakland, Nebr., April 25, 1942; B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson 1964; LL.B., University of Arizona 1966; admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1966 and practiced law as a member of Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, in Phoenix 1966-1986; chairman, Phoenix Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 1984-1985; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and again in 2006, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2013; Republican party whip (2007-2013); chair, Republican Policy Committee (2003-2007), Republican Conference (2007); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2012; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate on September 4, 2018, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Sidney McCain, III, for the term ending January 3, 2023; took the oath of office on September 5, 2018, and served until his resignation on December 31, 2018.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Papers: Congressional papers.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Lieberman, Joseph, and Jon Kyl. Why American Leadership Still Matters: Report of the American Internationalism Project. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, December 2015.

U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Jon Kyl, United States Congressman, 1987-1995, United States Senator, 1995-2013. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014.

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