TALENT, James Matthes

TALENT, James Matthes
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1956–

Biography

TALENT, James Matthes, a Representative and a Senator from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., October 18, 1956; B.A., Washington University 1978; J.D., University of Chicago School of Law 1981; law clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1982-1983; adjunct professor, Washington University School of Law 1984-1986; State house of representatives 1985-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2001); chairman, Committee on Small Business (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2000; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 2000; elected to the U.S. Senate in the November 5, 2002, special election to the term ending January 3, 2007, a seat previously held by appointed Senator Jean Carnahan, and took office on November 23, 2002; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006.

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

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External Research Collections

Papers in private custody.

University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive

Norman, OK
Papers: 1994. 1 item. Commercial used during Talent's 1994 campaign for U.S. Congress in District 2 of Missouri.
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