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Roy Blunt
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Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
Assumed office
April 10, 2018
Preceded by Richard Shelby
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Chuck Schumer
Succeeded by Richard Shelby
United States Senator
from Missouri
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Serving with Josh Hawley
Preceded by Kit Bond
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2009
Leader John Boehner
Preceded by Steny Hoyer
Succeeded by Eric Cantor
Acting House Majority Leader
In office
September 29, 2005 – February 2, 2006
Speaker Dennis Hastert
Preceded by Tom DeLay
Succeeded by John Boehner
House Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Tom DeLay
Succeeded by Jim Clyburn
House Republican Chief Deputy Whip
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Dennis Hastert
Succeeded by Eric Cantor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Mel Hancock
Succeeded by Billy Long
33rd Secretary of State of Missouri
In office
January 14, 1985 – January 11, 1993
Governor John Ashcroft
Preceded by James Kirkpatrick
Succeeded by Judi Moriarty
Personal details
Born
Roy Dean Blunt

January 10, 1950 (1950-01-10) (age 69)
Niangua, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Roseann Ray
(m. 1967; div. 2003)

Abigail Perlman (m. 2003)
Children 4, including Matt
Education Southwest Baptist University
(BA)
Missouri State University
(MA)
Signature
Website Senate website

Roy Dean Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is an American politician who is the senior United States Senator from Missouri, serving since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as Missouri Secretary of State.

Born in Niangua, Missouri, Blunt is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and Missouri State University. After serving as Missouri Secretary of State from 1985 to 1993, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Missouri's 7th Congressional District in 1996. There he served as Republican Whip from 2003 to 2009.

Blunt successfully ran for United States Senate in 2010. The following year, he was elected vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Blunt is the dean of Missouri's Congressional delegation, and was elected to serve as Policy Committee chairman in November 2018.

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