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Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt
Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 10, 1950(age 66)
Place of birthNiangua, Missouri
Political partyRepublican
SpouseRoseann Ray Blunt (div.)
Abigail Perlman Blunt
ChildrenMatthew Roy Blunt
Amy Blunt Mosby
Andrew Blunt
Alexander Charles Blunt (adopted)
ResidenceStrafford, Missouri
Alma materSouthwest Baptist University (B.A.)
Missouri State University (M.A.)
ProfessionCollege administrator
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2011
Serving with Claire McCaskill
Preceded byKit Bond
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri's 7th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1997 - January 3, 2011
Succeeded byBilly Long
Preceded byMel Hancock
House Minority Whip
In officeJanuary 3, 2007 - January 3, 2009
LeaderJohn Boehner
Succeeded byEric Cantor
Preceded bySteny Hoyer
House Majority Whip
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
LeaderTom DeLay (2003-2005)
Himself (Interim) (2005-2006)
John Boehner (2006-2007)
Succeeded byJim Clyburn
Preceded byTom DeLay
Republican Chief Deputy Whip of the United States House of Representatives
In officeJanuary 3, 1999 - January 3, 2003
WhipTom DeLay
Succeeded byEric Cantor
Preceded byDennis Hastert
House Majority Leader
In officeSeptember 29, 2005 - February 2, 2006
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
Preceded byTom DeLay
33rd Missouri Secretary of State
In officeJanuary 8, 1985 - January 8, 1993
GovernorKit Bond
Succeeded byJudi Moriarty
Preceded byJames Kirkpatrick

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Roy D. Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is the junior United States Senator from Missouri. He is a member of the Republican Party. His Senate seat was previously held by Republican Kit Bond, until his retirement.

Blunt served as the U.S. Representative from from 1997 to 2011. The district contains most of Southwest Missouri, the most conservative part of the state, anchored in the city of Springfield, as well as cities such as Joplin, Carthage, and Neosho. The popular tourist destination of Branson also lies in the district. In January 2011, Blunt was succeeded in the House by Billy Long.

Blunt was the House Minority Whip during the 110th Congress but after the 2008 general elections announced that he would step down from the position. After House Majority Leader Tom DeLay stepped down upon criminal indictment in Texas, Blunt served as interim House Majority Leader from September 29, 2005, to February 2, 2006, when John Boehner of Ohio was elected as DeLay's permanent replacement.

Blunt is the father of Matt Blunt, the governor of Missouri from 2005 to 2009. He and his son are the only Republicans to have served as Missouri Secretary of State since 1945.

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