Republican Party politician and two-term New Hampshire second congressional district member of the United States House of Representatives. Earlier in his career, he served as a New Hampshire State Senator.
After serving as president of his high school class at the Holderness School, he attended Dartmouth College.
Alternately liberal and conservative in his social views, he publicly supported gay marriage but opposed President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
His politician father, Perkins Bass, was also a New Hampshire representative.
At the start of his political career, he worked in the office of Republican Maine Representative William Cohen.