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Pat Roberts

Personal data
Date of birthApril 20, 1936(age 80)
Place of birthTopeka, Kansas
Political partyRepublican
SpouseFranki Roberts
ChildrenDavid Roberts
Ashleigh Roberts
Anne Wesley Roberts
ResidenceDodge City, Kansas
Alma materKansas State University (B.A.)
Occupationnewspaper publisher
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1958 � 1962
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1997
Serving with Jerry Moran
Preceded byNancy Kassebaum Baker
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byJay Rockefeller
Preceded byBob Graham
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In officeJanuary 20 - June 6, 2001
Succeeded byHarry Reid
Preceded byHarry Reid
In officeJanuary 3, 1999 - January 3, 2001
Succeeded byHarry Reid
Preceded byRobert C. Smith
Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture
In officeJanuary 3, 1995 - January 3, 1997
Succeeded byRobert F. Smith
Preceded byKika de la Garza
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 1981 - January 3, 1997
Succeeded byJerry Moran
Preceded byKeith Sebelius

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Charles Patrick "Pat" Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he has served since 1997. He is the ranking member of the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture and previously served as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Roberts is a graduate of Kansas State University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a newspaper reporter before entering politics in the late 1960s. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 to succeed 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius, for whom he had worked. He served eight terms in the House, including one as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and is currently serving his third term. He has a conservative voting record. On the Intelligence Committee he was responsible for an investigation into the intelligence failures prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He led the creation of the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program in 2004.

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