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Richard Shelby
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United States Senator
from Alabama
Assumed office
January 3, 1987
Serving with Tommy Tuberville
Preceded by Jeremiah Denton
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Assumed office
April 9, 2018
Preceded by Thad Cochran
Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – April 9, 2018
Preceded by Roy Blunt
Succeeded by Roy Blunt
Chair of the Senate Banking Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Tim Johnson
Succeeded by Mike Crapo
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Paul Sarbanes
Succeeded by Chris Dodd
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded by Bob Graham
Succeeded by Bob Graham
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Arlen Specter
Succeeded by Bob Graham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Walter Flowers
Succeeded by Claude Harris Jr.
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 16th district
In office
January 1971 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Clint Reid
Succeeded by Ryan DeGraffenried
Personal details
Richard Craig Shelby

(1934-05-06) May 6, 1934 (age 87)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican (1994–present)
Other political
Democratic (before 1994)
Annette Nevin (m. 1960)
Children 2
Education University of Alabama (BA, LLB)
Birmingham School of Law (JD)
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Richard Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is the senior United States Senator from Alabama. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party and has been in Senate since January 3, 1987. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987.

Shelby was born on May 6, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama. Shelby Hall at the University of Alabama is the largest science facility in the US. It was finished in 2004 and named for Shelby and his wife. He is married to Dr. Annette N. Shelby. They have two children.

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