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Jim Risch

Jim Risch
Personal data
Date of birthMay 3, 1943(age 73)
Place of birthMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
SpouseVicki Risch
Alma materUniversity of Idaho
(B.S., J.D.)
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2009
Serving with Mike Crapo
Preceded byLarry Craig
31st Governor of Idaho
In officeMay 26, 2006 - January 1, 2007
LieutenantNone (May - June 2006)
Mark Ricks (2006 - 2007)
Succeeded byButch Otter
Preceded byDirk Kempthorne
39th and 41st Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In officeJanuary 1, 2007 - January 3, 2009
GovernorButch Otter
Succeeded byBrad Little
Preceded byMark Ricks
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - May 26, 2006
GovernorDirk Kempthorne
Succeeded byMark Ricks
Preceded byJack Riggs
36th President pro tempore of the Idaho Senate
In officeDecember, 1982 - December 1, 1988
Succeeded byMike Crapo
Preceded byReed Budge
Member of the Idaho Senate
In office1995 - 2002
In office1975 - 1988

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James Elroy "Jim" Risch (born May 3, 1943) is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served as Lieutenant Governor (2003 � 2006, 2007 � 2009) and Governor (2006 � 2007) of Idaho.

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