VITTER, David, a Senator and a Representative from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 3, 1961; A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1983; Rhodes Scholar; B.A., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1985; J.D., Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, La., 1988; member of the Louisiana state house of representatives, 1992-1999; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Robert L. Livingston, Jr.; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (May 29, 1999-January 3, 2005); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate in 2004; reelected in 2010, and served from January 3, 2005, to January 3, 2017; chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2016.

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External Research Collections

Tulane University
Archives and Special Collections

New Orleans, LA
Papers: 85 linear feet. 1992-2016. Congressional papers including clippings, correspondence, briefing books, constituent mail, grants and projects requests, daily schedules, committee work records, photographs, audio cassettes, video and betacam tapes, DVDs, and CDRs documenting legislative activities, service to constituents, campaigns, press and communications, and Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Finding aid online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: David Vitter, United States Congressman, 1999-2005, United States Senator, 2005-2017. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2017.

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