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Alan K. Simpson
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Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
In office
February 18, 2010 – December 1, 2010
Serving with Erskine Bowles
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Leader Bob Dole
Preceded by Alan Cranston
Succeeded by Wendell H. Ford
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Leader Bob Dole
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Alan Cranston
United States Senator
from Wyoming
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Clifford Hansen
Succeeded by Mike Enzi
Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
In office
1964-1977
Personal details
Born
Alan Kooi Simpson

September 2, 1931 (1931-09-02) (age 88)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Schroll
Relations

Milward L. Simpson

Peter K. Simpson
Children William
Colin
Susan
Alma mater

Cody High School

University of Wyoming
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1954-1956
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit 5th Infantry & 2nd Armored Division

Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming. His dad, Milward L. Simpson, was also a senator (1962–1967), and served as a Wyoming governor (1955–1959).

In 2010, Simpson was appointed by President Obama to co-chair the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democrat co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina.


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