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also known as William Asa Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson, lawyer, former United States Representative from Arkansas. Bar: Arkansas, United States Supreme Court, United States Court Appeals (5th and 8th circuits). Named one of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders in Arkansas, Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1986.


Hutchinson, Asa was born on December 3, 1950 in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States. Son of John M. and Coral (Mount) Hutchinson.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bob Jones University, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1975.


City attorney City of Bentonville, Arkansas, 1977—1978. United States attorney (western district Arkansas) United States Department Justice, 1982-1985, administrator Drug Enforcement Administration Washington, 2001—2003. Partner Karr & Hutchinson, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1986-1996.

Member United States Congress from 3rd Arkansas district, 1996—2001. Under secretary for border & transportation security United States Department Homeland Security, Washington, 2003—2005. Founding partner, Chief Executive Officer Hutchinson Group, LLC, Little Rock, since 2005.

Partner Venable LLP, Washington, 2005—2006, 2007, The Asa Hutchinson Law Group, PLC, Rogers, Arkansas, since 2008. Judiciary committee United States Congress, subcommitte crime, subcommittee constitution, transportation and infrastructure committee, subcommittee Water Resources and Environment, subcommittee aviation, intelligence committee, ethics committee, intellectual property subcommittee. Co-chair Freshmen Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Task Force.

Appointed to Speakers Task Force for Drug-Free American. Chairman, Arkansas State Republican Committee, 1990-1995. Past member Arkansas Judicial Ethics Commission, Arkansas Election Commission, Arkansas Election Law Revision Commission.

Conductor democracy workshops in Russia, 1994. Delegate White House Conference Aging, 1995. Past board member Western Arkansas chapter Alzheimer's Association.

Member board directors SAFLINK Corporation, since 2005, Chief Executive Officer Hutchinson Grp, Little Rock, Arkansas.


Married Susan Burrell. Children: Asa III, Sarah, John, Seth.