Richard Shelby

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Birthday
6, 1934
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1934 (age 85)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

Ranking member of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations who became a U.S. senator from Alabama in 1987. He previously served in the US House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987.

Before Fame

He was a city prosecutor in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 1963 to 1971 and began his legislative career as a member of the Alabama Senate in 1970.

Trivia

He was originally elected as a Democrat, but switched to the Republican Party in 1994. This move was a result of Republicans gaining the majority in Congress during President Bill Clinton's first term.

Family Life

He has two children with his wife, Annette, who he married in 1960.

Associated With

He publicly feuded with Bill Clinton while he was in office and criticized his tax programs.