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Dan Coats
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United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Serving with Joe Donnelly
Preceded by Evan Bayh
Succeeded by Todd Young
(elect)
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Dan Quayle
Succeeded by Evan Bayh
United States Ambassador to Germany
In office
August 15, 2001 – February 28, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by John Kornblum
Succeeded by William Timken
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
Preceded by Dan Quayle
Succeeded by Jill Long
Personal details
Born May 16, 1943 (1943-05-16) (age 76)
Jackson, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marsha Coats
Children 3
Alma mater Wheaton College
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1966–1968

Dan Coats (born May 16, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 2011. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989.

In March 2015, Coats announced his retirement and said he would not run for re-election in 2016. He was replaced by Republican Todd Young.

Coats was born on May 16, 1943 in Jackson, Michigan. He studied at Wheaton College in Illinois and at Indiana University, Indianapolis. He is married to Marsha Coats. They have three children.

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