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Max Baucus

Personal data
Date of birthDecember 11, 1941(age 75)
Place of birthHelena, Montana
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseMelodee Hanes (2011-) Ann Geracimos (divorced 1982)
Wanda Minge (1984-2009, divorced)
ChildrenZeno Baucus
ResidenceHelena, Montana
Alma materStanford University (B.A., J.D.)
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Assumed officeDecember 15, 1978
Serving with Jon Tester
Preceded byPaul G. Hatfield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 1975 - December 14, 1978
Succeeded byJohn Patrick Williams
Preceded byRichard Shoup
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance
Assumed officeJanuary 4, 2007
Preceded byChuck Grassley
In officeJune 6, 2001 - January 3, 2003
Succeeded byChuck Grassley
Preceded byChuck Grassley
In officeJanuary 3 - January 20, 2001
Succeeded byChuck Grassley
Preceded byWilliam V. Roth, Jr.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In officeJanuary 1993 - January 3, 1995
Succeeded byJohn Chafee
Preceded byDaniel Patrick Moynihan
Member of the
Montana House of Representatives
In office1973 - 1974

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Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, as of 2010 he is the longest-serving Senator from Montana, and the fifth longest-serving U.S. Senator in office.

As the current chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Baucus has played an influential role in the debate over health care reform in the United States. He is also chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, and a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Before his election to the Senate, Baucus was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978, representing Montana's (now defunct) 1st congressional district. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.

On August 9, 2011, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appointed Baucus to the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

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