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John Randolph Thune

John Randolph Thune, United States Senator from South Dakota.

Background

  • Thune, John Randolph was born on January 7, 1961 in Murdo, South Dakota, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Biola University, California, 1983. Master of Business Administration, University South Dakota, 1984.

    Career

    • Legislation assistant to Senator James Abdnor United States Senate, 1985-1987. Deputy staff director to the ranking representative Senate Small Business Committee, 1987-1989. Executive director South Dakota Republican Party, 1989-1991.

      Director railroad division State of South Dakota, 1991-1993. Executive director South Dakota Municipal League, 1993-1996. Founder The Thune Group LLC.

      Member United States Congress from South Dakota, 1997—2003. United States Senator from South Dakota, since 2005. Vice chairman United States Senate Republican Conference, 2009.

      Chairman United States Senate Republican Policy Committee (RPC), since 2009.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Protestant

    Personality

    Interests

    Basketball, pheasant hunting.

    Connections

    • Married Kimberley Jo Weems, 1984. Children: Brittany, Larissa.
    • spouse: Kimberley Jo Weems
    • children: Brittany Thune
    • Larissa Thune
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    Born January 7, 1961
    (age 56)
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    • 1983
      Biola University
    • 1984
      University South Dakota
    • 1985 - 1987
      Legislative assistant, to Senator James Abdnor United States Senate
    • 1987 - 1989
      deputy staff director, to the ranking representative Senate Small Business Committee
    • 1989 - 1991
      executive, director South Dakota Republican Party
    • 1991 - 1993
      director, railroad division State of South Dakota
    • 1993 - 1996
      executive, director South Dakota Municipal League
    • 1997 - 2003
      member, United States Congress from South Dakota
    • 2005
      United States Senator from South Dakota
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