John,ThuneYear of Birth: 1961
A Senator and a Representative from South Dakota; born in Pierre,Hughes County, S. Dak., January 7, 1961; graduated from Jones County HighSchool, S. Dak., 1979; B.S., Biola University, La Mirada, Calif., 1983; M.B.A.,University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S. Dak., 1984; executive director,South Dakota state municipal league; board of directors, National League ofCities; staff, United States Senator James Abdnor of South Dakota 1985-1986;South Dakota state Republican party executive director 1989-1991; director,South Dakota state railroad division 1991-1993; director, South Dakota statemunicipal league 1993-1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifthand to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2003); was nota candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, but wasan unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; elected as a Republicanto the U.S. Senate in 2004; reelected in 2010 for the term ending January 3,2017; vice-chair, Republican Conference (2009); chair, Republican PolicyCommittee (2009-2012); chair, Republican Conference (2012-); chair, Committeeon Commerce, Science, and Transportation (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).
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