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Alan K. Simpson

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Date of birthSeptember 2, 1931(age 79)
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
SpouseSusan Ann (Ann) Schroll Simpson
ChildrenColin M. Simpson
20th United States Senate Majority Whip
In officeJanuary 3, 1985 - January 3, 1987
LeaderBob Dole
Succeeded byAlan Cranston
Preceded byTed Stevens
16th United States Senate Minority Whip
In officeJanuary 3, 1987 - January 3, 1995
LeaderBob Dole
Succeeded byWendell Ford
Preceded byAlan Cranston
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In officeJanuary 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997
Succeeded byArlen Specter
Preceded byJay Rockefeller
In officeJanuary 3, 1981 - January 3, 1985
Succeeded byFrank Murkowski
Preceded byAlan Cranston
In officeJanuary 1, 1979 - January 3, 1997
Succeeded byMichael Enzi
Preceded byClifford Hansen

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Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States senator from Wyoming as a member of the Republican Party. His father was also a member of the U.S. Senate from Wyoming (1962 � 1967) and a former governor of Wyoming (1955 � 1959) as well.

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In this episode former Senator Alan K. Simpson in a conversation with UC Berkeleys Harry Kreisler talks about politics and the lessons he learned during the course of his distinguished career. Series: Conversations with History [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 7136]
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"Politics is a contact sport," former United States Senator Alan K. Simpson told an audience at DePauw University this morning. Simpson, who is now director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, offered "An Overview of Congress: Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit" in Meharry Hall of historic East College. As a politician, "You get your skin ripped off, but it grows back double strength. You're on the cover of TIME magazine one week and doing time the next."
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Senator Al Simpson comments after reading an advance copy of Shooting From The Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson, by Donald Loren Hardy. Pre-release purchase available at
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Retired Senator Al Simpson (WY) comments on the honesty and integrity of his biography: Shooting From the Lip: the Life of Senator Al Simpson. Author Donald Loren Hardy provides this site: for more info.
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Rivlin's Shadow Panel Uses 1983 Tactic Against Deficit - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--The official panel, led by former Senator -Alan K-. -Simpson-, a Wyoming Republican, and Erskine B. Bowles, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff, ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:32:39 GMT+00:00
New UW Initiative Honors Wallop, Aims to Educate on Democracy - University of Wyoming News Tweet this news
University of Wyoming News--Wallop's primary senatorial colleagues, Alan Simpson and Dick Cheney, are already represented at the university. The -Alan K-. -Simpson- Institute for Western ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 17:50:23 GMT+00:00
Roach - Baum - Alexandria Town Talk Tweet this news
Alexandria Town Talk--She is the granddaughter of Melvin Burns of -Simpson- and the late Helen Burns and the late Alvin and Levada Baum. April is a graduate of Grant High School ... - Date : Sun, 07 Nov 2010 22:41:30 GMT+00:00
GRANT: America needs an iVAT, not a VAT - Washington Times Tweet this news
Washington Times--Looking on are (from left) Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the panel's co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles and -Alan K-. -Simpson-. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:18:33 GMT+00:00
Alan Simpson In Profanity-Laced Confrontation With Social Security Activist ... - Huffington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Huffington Post (blog)--But Alex Lawson of Social Security Works, recently made something of a breakthrough, getting commission co-chair -Alan K-. -Simpson- on video. ... - Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 15:39:33 GMT+00:00
Enough with the Pink Panthers Bit - Huffington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Huffington Post (blog)--For example, -Alan K-. -Simpson-, one of the co-chairs insists that the solution to fixing America's deficit is to target Social Security. Over and over again, ... - Date : Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:50:33 GMT+00:00
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Washington Post--and the co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, former senator -Alan K-. -Simpson- (R-Wyo.) and Clinton White House chief of ... - Date : Sun, 25 Apr 2010 05:51:53 GMT+00:00
Microsoft Asked to Make a Federal Budget Video Game - Mashable (blog) Tweet this news
Mashable (blog)--President Obama appointed Erskine Bowles and -Alan K-. -Simpson- to lead an 18-person, bi-partisan commission to generate ideas for dealing with the nation's ... - Date : Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:36:23 GMT+00:00

United States Senate
Preceded by
Clifford Hansen
United States Senator from Wyoming
Served alongside: Malcolm Wallop, Craig Thomas

1979 - 1997
Succeeded by
Mike Enzi
Political offices
Preceded by
Alan Cranston
Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
1981 - 1985
Succeeded by
Frank Murkowski
Preceded by
Jay Rockefeller
Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
1995 - 1997
Succeeded by
Arlen Specter
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ted Stevens
Senate Republican Whip
1985 - 1995
Succeeded by
Trent Lott
Senate Majority Whip
1985 - 1987
Succeeded by
Alan Cranston
Preceded by
Alan Cranston
Senate Minority Whip
1987 - 1995
Succeeded by
Wendell Ford

Members of the Iraq Study Group

ChairsJames Baker (Co-chair) * Lee Hamilton (Co-chair)
MembersLawrence Eagleburger * Vernon Jordan, Jr. * Edwin Meese * Sandra Day O'Connor * Leon Panetta * William Perry * Chuck Robb * Alan Simpson
Former membersRobert Gates * Rudy Giuliani

United States Senate Majority Whips

Lewis * Curtis * Jones * Fess * Lewis * Minton * Hill * Wherry * Myers * Johnson * Saltonstall * Clements * Mansfield * Humphrey * Long * Kennedy * Byrd * Cranston * Stevens * Simpson * Cranston * Ford * Lott * Nickles * Reid * Nickles * Reid * McConnell * Durbin

United States Senate Minority Whips

Wadsworth * Curtis * Gerry * Sheppard * Hebert * Wherry * Lucas * Saltonstall * Clements * Saltonstall * Dirksen * Kuchel * Scott * Griffin * Stevens * Cranston * Simpson * Ford * Reid * Nickles * Reid * Nickles * Reid * Durbin * Lott * Kyl

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