Charles Patrick Roberts
Politician. Republican. Born: April 20, 1936, Topeka, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District: January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1997. Served in U.S. Senate: January 3, 1997, to present.
Pat Roberts was born in Topeka on April 20, 1936, graduated from Holton High School in 1954, and received a B.A. from Kansas State University in 1958. He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962 and subsequently publisher of a Litchfield Park, Arizona, newspaper from 1962 until 1967 when he joined the staff of U.S. Senator Frank Carlson as administrative assistant. In 1968 Roberts took a similar position with Congressman Keith Sebelius, which he held until his election to Congress in 1980 (served, January 3, 1981-January 2, 1997). He left the House, where he served for a time as chair of the Committee on Agriculture, after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996; Roberts was reelected in 2002 and now serves as chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence.
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Author: Kristina Gaylord
Date Created: June 2011
Date Modified: May 2012
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