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Jim Inhofe

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 17, 1934(age 82)
Place of birthDes Moines, Iowa
Political partyRepublican
SpouseKay Inhofe
ResidenceTulsa, Oklahoma
Alma materUniversity of Tulsa
OccupationInsurance Executive
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1957-1958
Assumed officeNovember 17, 1994
Serving with Tom Coburn
Preceded byDavid L. Boren
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 1987 - November 17, 1994
Succeeded bySteve Largent
Preceded byJames Robert Jones
32nd Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma
In office1978 - 1984
Succeeded byTerry Young
Preceded byRobert J. LaFortune
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byBarbara Boxer
Preceded byJim Jeffords

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James Mountain "Jim" Inhofe (-enˈɪnhɒfpron; born November 17, 1934) is the senior Senator from Oklahoma and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1994, he is the ranking member of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and was its chairman from 2003 to 2007. Inhofe served eight years as the U.S. Representative for before his election to the Senate in 1994 and also previously served as both an Oklahoma State Representative and Senator.

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