ROBERTS, Charles Patrick (Pat)

1936–

Biography

ROBERTS, Charles Patrick (Pat), A Senator and a Representative from Kansas; born in Topeka, Kans., April 20, 1936; attended the public schools; graduated from Holton High School 1954; B.A., Kansas State University, Manhattan 1958; served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a captain 1958-1962; newspaper publisher, Litchfield Park, Ariz. 1962-1967; administrative assistant, United States Senator Frank Carlson 1967-1968; administrative assistant, United States Congressman Keith Sebelius 1968-1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 2, 1997); chair, Committee on Agriculture (One Hundred Fourth Congress); not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1996, but was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002, 2008, and again in 2014, and served from January 3, 1997, to January 3, 2021; chair, Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Sixth and One Hundred Seventh Congresses [November 9, 1999-January 3, 2001; January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]), Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses), Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One Hundred Fourteenth through One Hundred Sixteenth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2020.

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