Ron Wyden

American politician and educator (born 1949) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ronald Lee Wyden (/ˈwdən/ WY-dən; born May 3, 1949) is an American politician and retired educator serving as the senior United States senator from Oregon, a seat he has held since 1996. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 until 1996. He is the dean of Oregon's congressional delegation and chairs the Senate Finance Committee.

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Ron Wyden
Official portrait, 2021
United States Senator
from Oregon
Assumed office
February 6, 1996
Serving with Jeff Merkley
Preceded byBob Packwood
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Assumed office
February 3, 2021
Preceded byChuck Grassley
In office
February 12, 2014  January 3, 2015
Preceded byMax Baucus
Succeeded byOrrin Hatch
Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 3, 2015  February 3, 2021
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
Succeeded byMike Crapo
Chair of the Senate Energy Committee
In office
January 3, 2013  February 12, 2014
Preceded byJeff Bingaman
Succeeded byMary Landrieu
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1981  February 5, 1996
Preceded byRobert B. Duncan
Succeeded byEarl Blumenauer
Personal details
Ronald Lee Wyden

(1949-05-03) May 3, 1949 (age 74)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Laurie Oseran
(m. 1979; div. 1999)

Nancy Bass
(m. 2005)
RelationsFranz Weidenreich (grand-uncle)
ParentPeter H. Wyden (father)
EducationStanford University (BA)
University of Oregon (JD)
WebsiteSenate website