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Roy D. Blunt

Roy D. Blunt, United States Senator from Missouri, former United States Representative from Missouri.

Background

  • Blunt, Roy D. was born on January 10, 1950 in Niangua, Missouri, United States. Son of Leroy and Neva (Letterman) Blunt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Southwest Baptist University, Missouri, 1970. Master of Arts in History & Government, Southwest Missouri State University, 1972.

    Career

    • Teacher Marshfield High School, Missouri, 1970-1973. Instructor Drury College, Springfield, 1973-1982. Clerk Greene County, 1973-1985.

      Secretary state State of Missouri, 1985-1993. President Southwest Baptist University, 1993-1996. Member United States Congress from 7th Missouri District, 1997—2011, chief deputy majority whip, 1999—2002, assistant majority leader (majority whip), 2002—2007, assistant minority leader (minority whip), 2007—2009, interim majority leader, 2005—2006.

      United States Senator from Missouri Washington, since 2011. Member United States Senate Appropriations Committee, since 2011, United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Washington, since 2011, United States Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation, Washington, since 2011. Delaware Atlantic Treaty Association Conference, 1987.

    Works

    • Co-author: Missouri Election Procedures: A Layman's Guide, 1977, Jobs Without People: The Coming Crisis for Missouri's Workforce, 1989.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Christian faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Christianity is not merely a list or rules of what one can and cannot do, but rather a means to develop a close relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

    Membership

    Board directors Center Democracy. Member Missouri Mental Health Advocacy Council, 1998-1999. Member executive board American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1998-1999.

    Chairman Missouri Housing Development Commission, Kansas City, 1981, Republican State Convention, Springfield, 1980. Chairman Governor's Advisory Council on Literacy. Co-chairman Missouri Opportunity 2000 Commission, 1985-1987.

    Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Missouri, 1980. Active local American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, others. Member National Association Secretaries of State (chairman voter registration and education committee, secretary, vice president 1990), American Council Young Political Leaders, Kiwanis, Masons.

    Connections

    • Married Roseann Blunt (divorced 2003), children: Matthew Roy, Amy Roseann, Andrew Benjamin. Married Abigail Perlman, 2003.
    • father: Leroy Blunt
    • mother: Neva (Letterman) Blunt
    • spouses: Roseann Blunt
    • Abigail Perlman
    • children: Matthew Roy Blunt
    • Amy Roseann Blunt
    • Andrew Benjamin Blunt
    Roy D. Blunt
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    Born January 10, 1950
    (age 67)
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