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|United States Senator
November 16, 1994
Serving with James Lankford
|Preceded by||David Boren|
|Chairman of the
Senate Environment Committee
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Barbara Boxer|
|Succeeded by||John Barrasso|
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Jim Jeffords|
|Succeeded by||Barbara Boxer|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
January 3, 1987 – November 15, 1994
|Preceded by||James R. Jones|
|Succeeded by||Steve Largent|
|32nd Mayor of Tulsa|
|Preceded by||Robert LaFortune|
|Succeeded by||Terry Young|
James Mountain Inhofe
November 17, 1934
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
|Education||University of Tulsa (B.A.)|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1956–1958|
A member of the Republican Party, he chaired the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) from 2003 to 2007 and again from 2015 until 2017. Inhofe previously served seven years as the U.S. Representative (1987–1994) and six as Mayor of Tulsa (1978–1984).
Inhofe is most well known for his denial of global warming. He supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and has proposed the Inhofe Amendment to make English the national language of the United States.
Inhofe worked as a businessman for 30 years before becoming a full-time politician. He worked in the field of aviation, as a real estate developer, and in insurance, eventually becoming the president of the Quaker Life Insurance Company. During the time he worked for Quaker Life, the company went into receivership; it was liquidated in 1986.
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