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Richard Shelby
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United States Senator
from Alabama
Assumed office
January 3, 1987
Serving with Jeff Sessions
Preceded by Jeremiah Denton
Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Tim Johnson
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Paul Sarbanes
Succeeded by Chris Dodd
Chairman 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
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 16th District
In office
January 1971 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by ???
Succeeded by Ryan DeGraffenried
Personal details
Born (1934-05-06)May 6, 1934
Birmingham, Alabama
Political party Democratic (1964–1994)
Republican (1994–present)
Spouse(s) Annette Shelby
Children 2
Alma mater University of Alabama (B.A., LL.B)
Occupation Lawyer

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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