Luther Strange facts for kids
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|United States Senator
February 9, 2017 – January 3, 2018
|Appointed by||Robert Bentley|
|Preceded by||Jeff Sessions|
|Succeeded by||Doug Jones|
|47th Attorney General of Alabama|
January 17, 2011 – February 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Troy King|
|Succeeded by||Alice Martin (Acting)|
|Born||March 1, 1953
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S
|Education||Tulane University (BA, JD)|
Luther "Big Luther" Johnson Strange III (born March 1, 1953) was the junior United States Senator from Alabama. He served as the 49th Attorney General of the U.S. state of Alabama from 2011 through 2017. Strange was a candidate for public office in both 2006 and 2010.
In 2006, Strange ran for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama and defeated George Wallace, Jr. in the Republican primary. Strange then lost the general election to Democrat Jim Folsom, Jr.. In 2010, Strange defeated incumbent Attorney General Troy King in the Republican primary, before going on to win the general election on November 2, 2010, against Democrat James Anderson.
United States senator (2017–2018)
On December 6, 2016, Strange announced his candidacy for the seat held by Jeff Sessions after then-President-Elect Donald Trump had announced on November 18, 2016 that he would be nominating Sessions to the office of Attorney General of the United States. Strange was appointed as Senator on February 9, 2017, by Alabama governor Robert J. Bentley to fill out the seat after Sessions resigned to become Attorney General.
At 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) tall, Strange is the tallest U.S. Senator in history.
2017 special election
Strange ran for a full term in the 2017 special election and advanced to the Republican primary runoff, where he lost to the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, Roy Moore.
Strange is married to Melissa Strange. They have two children.
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Strange during his ceremonial swearing in by Vice President Mike Pence
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