Republican politician. In 1996, he became a United States Senator from Alabama.
He graduated in 1969 from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. While in school, he was active in the Young Republicans organization and also served as Student Body President.
In 1986, he was nominated to be a Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama; however, his nomination was denied as a result of statements he made about the NAACP and the Ku Klux Klan.
He had three children with his wife Mary.
He adamantly opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation.