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Jon Tester

Jon Tester, United States Senator from Montana, former state legislator, farmer. Named an Outstanding Agricultural Leader, College Agricultural, Montana State University, 2005. Member Big Sandy School Board, 1983—1991, chairman, 1986—1991.

Background

  • Tester, Jon was born on August 21, 1956 in Havre, Montana, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Music, University Great Falls, 1978.

    Career

    • Teacher Big Sandy School District, 1978—1980. Farmer organic wheat, barley, lentils, peas, millet, buckwheat, alfalfa and hay. Member Montana Senate from District 45, Helena, 1998—2005, 2005—2006, minority whip, 2001—2003, minority leader, 2003—2005, president, 2005—2006.

      United States Senator from Montana, since 2007.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Big Sandy School Board, 1983—1991, chairman, 1986—1991.

    Connections

    • Married Sharla Tester. Children: Christine, Shon.
    • spouse: Sharla Tester
    • children: Christine Tester
    • Shon Tester
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    Born August 21, 1956
    (age 61)
    Nationality
    • 1978
      University Great Falls
    • 1978 - 1980
      Teacher, Big Sandy School District
    • 1998 - 2005
      member, Montana Senate from District 45
      Helena, Alabama, United States
    • 2001 - 2003
      member, Montana Senate from District 45
    • 2005 - 2006
      member, Montana Senate from District 45
      Helena, Alabama, United States
    • 2007
      United States Senator from Montana
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