Alan Simpson (American politician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Alan Simpson (American politician)

American politician

Date of Birth: 02-Sep-1931

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Alan Simpson (American politician)

  • Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who represented Wyoming in the United States Senate (1979–97).
  • He also served as co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic Party co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina. Born in Denver, Colorado, Simpson graduated from the University of Wyoming's law school (1958).
  • Simpson served in the Wyoming House of Representatives (1965–77) and won election to the United States Senate (1978).
  • His father, Milward Simpson, had served in the same seat (1962–67).
  • Simpson served as the Senate Republican Whip (1985–95).
  • After serving three terms in the Senate, Simpson declined to seek re-election in 1996. Since leaving office, Simpson has practiced law and taught at different universities.
  • He also served on the Continuity of Government Commission, the American Battle Monuments Commission, and the Iraq Study Group.
  • In 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him to co-chair the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which made several recommendations on ways to reduce the national debt.
  • He has been a vocal proponent of amending the U.S.
  • Constitution to overturn Citizens United v.
  • FEC (2010) and allow Congress to set reasonable limits on campaign spending in U.S.
  • Elections.

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