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Mike Crapo

Personal data
Date of birthMay 20, 1951(age 65)
Place of birthBonneville County, Idaho, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
Political partyRepublican
SpouseSusan Hasleton Crapo (5 children)
ResidenceIdaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.
Alma materBrigham Young University (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1999
Serving with Jim Risch
Preceded byDirk Kempthorne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's 2nd district
In officeJanuary 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999
Succeeded byMike Simpson
Preceded byRichard H. Stallings
37th President pro tempore of the Idaho Senate
In officeDecember, 1988 - December 1, 1992
Succeeded byJerry Twiggs
Preceded byJim Risch
Idaho State Senator from District 32
In officeDecember 1, 1984 - December 1, 1992
Succeeded byMel Richardson
Preceded byUnknown

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Michael Dean "Mike" Crapo (c-eniconˈkreɪpoʊ ; born May 20, 1951) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Idaho and a member of the Republican Party.

Born in the city of Idaho Falls, Crapo is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in his home city throughout the 1980s, while maintaining an active role in local Republican politics. His brother Terry Crapo was majority leader in the Idaho House of Representatives and a growing political figure until his death from leukemia in 1982. Mike Crapo, prompted by his brother's death, successfully ran for the Idaho Senate in 1984. He became Senate President pro tempore from 1988 to 1992, in which position he served as Acting Governor of Idaho for 12 hours in January 1989.

Crapo was elected to Congress in 1992, representing Idaho's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. After three terms in the House he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998. He was re-elected with no Democratic opposition in the 2004 election, a rarity in the Senate. He was again re-elected in 2010.

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