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Frank James Sensenbrenner Jr. (/ˈsɛnsənˌbrɛnər/; born June 14, 1943) is an American politician who represented Wisconsin's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 2021 (numbered as the 9th district until 2003). He is a member of the Republican Party.

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Jim Sensenbrenner
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin
In office
January 3, 1979  January 3, 2021
Preceded byBob Kasten
Succeeded byScott L. Fitzgerald
Constituency9th district (1979–2003)
5th district (2003–2021)
Chair of the House Judiciary Committee
In office
January 3, 2001  January 3, 2007
Preceded byHenry Hyde
Succeeded byJohn Conyers
Chair of the House Science Committee
In office
January 3, 1997  January 3, 2001
Preceded byBob Walker
Succeeded bySherwood Boehlert
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 4th district
In office
April 8, 1975  January 3, 1979
Preceded byBob Kasten
Succeeded byRod Johnston
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
January 1, 1973  April 2, 1975
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byRod Johnston
Constituency10th district
In office
1969  January 1, 1973
Preceded byNile Soik
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Constituency25th Milwaukee County
Personal details
Frank James Sensenbrenner Jr.

(1943-06-14) June 14, 1943 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Cheryl Warren
(m. 1977; died 2020)
RelativesJohn C. Pritzlaff (great-great-grandfather)
James C. Kerwin (great-grandfather)
F. Joseph Sensenbrenner Jr. (2nd cousin)
EducationStanford University (BA)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (JD)

He is the former chairman of the House Science Committee and the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; when the Republicans lost control of the House, he finished his six-year term as chairman and was not chosen as the Judiciary Committee's ranking minority member (that honor went to Lamar S. Smith of Texas).[1] He served as the ranking Republican on the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2011 before Republicans abolished the committee after regaining control of the House. At the time of his retirement, Sensenbrenner was the most senior member of the Wisconsin delegation and the second most senior member in the House.

Sensenbrenner announced in September 2019 that he would not run for re-election in 2020.[2]

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