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James Matthes Talent Edit Profile

also known as Jim Talent

United States Senator from Missouri

James Matthes Talent, former United States Senator from Missouri. Member Missouri Bar Association (Award for significant contributions to administrative justice 1989), Missouri Chamber of Commerce (Spirit of Enterprise award 1990), Order of the Coif.

Background

Talent, James Matthes was born on October 18, 1956 in Des Peres, Missouri, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Washington University, 1978. Juris Doctor, University Chicago Law School, 1981.

Career

Law clerk to Honorary Richard A. Posner United States Court Appeals (7th Circuit), 1982—1983. Adjunct professor law Washington University School Law, 1984—1986. Member Missouri State House of Representatives, 1985—1993, minority leader, 1989-1993.

Member United States Congress from 2nd Missouri District, 1993—2001. Chairman United States House Small Business Committee, 1997—2001. United States Senator from Missouri, 2002—2007.

Distinguished fellow government relations The Heritage Foundation, since 2007. Vice chairman United States Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation & Terrorism, 2008.

Membership

Member Missouri Bar Association (Award for significant contributions to administrative justice 1989), Missouri Chamber of Commerce (Spirit of Enterprise award 1990), Order of the Coif.

Connections

Married Brenda Lyons, 1984. Children: Michael, Kathleen Marie, Christine.

spouse:
Brenda Lyons

children:
Michael Talent

Kathleen Marie Talent

Christine Talent