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Jim Risch
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Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Bob Corker
Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by David Vitter
Succeeded by Marco Rubio
United States Senator
from Idaho
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Serving with Mike Crapo
Preceded by Larry Craig
31st Governor of Idaho
In office
May 26, 2006 – January 1, 2007
Lieutenant Mark Ricks
Preceded by Dirk Kempthorne
Succeeded by Butch Otter
39th and 41st Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 1, 2007 – January 3, 2009
Governor Butch Otter
Preceded by Mark Ricks
Succeeded by Brad Little
In office
January 3, 2003 – May 26, 2006
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
Preceded by Jack Riggs
Succeeded by Mark Ricks
President pro tempore of the Idaho Senate
In office
December 1982 – December 1, 1988
Preceded by Reed Budge
Succeeded by Mike Crapo
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 18th district
In office
Preceded by Roger Madsen
Succeeded by Sheila Sorensen
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 21st district
In office
Preceded by ???
Succeeded by Mike Burkett
Personal details
James Elroy Risch

(1943-05-03) May 3, 1943 (age 79)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Vicki Risch (m. 1968)
Children 3
Education University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Idaho (BS, JD)

Jim Risch (born May 3, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 2009.

Risch was born on May 3, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Idaho. He is married to Vicki Risch. They have three children.

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