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BLACKBURN, Marsha, A Senator and a Representative from Tennessee; born in Laurel, Jones County, Miss., June 6, 1952; graduated from Northeast Jones High School, Laurel, Miss.; B.S. Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss., 1973; business owner; private advocate; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1998-2002; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-January 3, 2019); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025.

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Marsha Blackburn" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Blackburn, Marsha. Life Equity: Realize Your True Value and Pursue Your Passions at Any Stage in Life. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Education and the Workforce
  • House Committee - Energy and Commerce
    • Communications and Technology - Chair
    • Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Chair
  • House Committee - Government Reform
  • House Committee - Judiciary
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
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