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Pat Roberts
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United States Senator
from Kansas
Assumed office
January 3, 1997
Serving with Jerry Moran
Preceded by Nancy Kassebaum
Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Debbie Stabenow
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Bob Graham
Succeeded by Jay Rockefeller
Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded by Harry Reid
Succeeded by Harry Reid
In office
November 19, 1999 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Bob Smith
Succeeded by Harry Reid
Chair of the House Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Kika de la Garza
Succeeded by Robert Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Keith Sebelius
Succeeded by Jerry Moran
Personal details
Born
Charles Patrick Roberts

April 20, 1936 (1936-04-20) (age 83)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Franki Fann (m. 1969)
Children 3
Education Kansas State University (BA)
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1958–1962
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain

Charles Patrick Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party serving as the senior United States Senator from Kansas, a position he has held since 1997. Roberts previously served as the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Born in Topeka, Kansas, Roberts is a graduate of Kansas State University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a newspaper reporter before entering politics in the late 1960s. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 to succeed 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius, for whom he had worked. He served eight terms in the House, including one as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and is currently serving his fourth term. On the Intelligence Committee, he was responsible for an investigation into the intelligence failures prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He is currently the dean of the Kansas congressional delegation and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. He is the first person to chair both the House and the Senate agriculture committees.

On January 4, 2019, Roberts announced that he would not seek reelection in 2020.

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