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Trent Lott
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United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
January 3, 1989 – December 18, 2007
Preceded by John Stennis
Succeeded by Roger Wicker
Senate Majority Leader
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Deputy Don Nickles
Preceded by Tom Daschle
Succeeded by Tom Daschle
In office
June 12, 1996 – January 3, 2001
Deputy Don Nickles
Preceded by Bob Dole
Succeeded by Tom Daschle
Senate Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
Deputy Don Nickles
Preceded by Tom Daschle
Succeeded by Tom Daschle
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Deputy Don Nickles
Preceded by Tom Daschle
Succeeded by Tom Daschle
Senate Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2007 – December 18, 2007
Leader Mitch McConnell
Preceded by Dick Durbin
Succeeded by Jon Kyl
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1995 – June 12, 1996
Leader Bob Dole
Preceded by Wendell Ford
Succeeded by Don Nickles
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1989
Leader Robert H. Michel
Preceded by Robert H. Michel
Succeeded by Dick Cheney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1989
Preceded by William M. Colmer
Succeeded by Larkin I. Smith
Personal details
Born
Chester Trent Lott

October 9, 1941 (1941-10-09) (age 77)
Grenada, Mississippi, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Republican (since 1972)
Spouse(s) Patricia Thompson Lott
Children Chester Trent Lott, Jr.
Tyler Lott
Residence Pascagoula, Mississippi
Alma mater University of Mississippi
University of Mississippi School of Law

Chester Trent Lott, Sr. (born October 9, 1941) is an American politician. He is a former United States Senator from Mississippi. He was a member of both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He became Senate Majority Leader, then fell from power after praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat presidential bid.

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