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Michael Shumway Lee Edit Profile

also known as Mike Lee

Lawyer , United States Senator from Utah

Michael Shumway Lee, United States Senator from Utah, lawyer. Bar: Utah 1998, District of Columbia 1999. Named one of The Politics 40 Under 40, TIME magazine, 2010. Member of Federalist Society Law & Public Policy Studies.

Background

Lee, Michael Shumway was born on June 4, 1971 in Mesa, Ariz. Son of Rex E. and Janet (Griffin) Lee.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science cum laude, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1994. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1997.

Career

Law clerk to the Honorary Dee V. Benson United States District Court Utah, 1997—1998. Law clerk to the Honorary Samuel A. Alito United States Court Appeals (3rd Circuit), Newark, 1998—1999, United States Supreme Court, Washington, 2006—2007. Partner Sidley & Austin LLP, 2000—2002.

Assistant United States attorney District Utah United States Department Justice, Salt Lake City, 2002—2005. General counsel to Governor Jon Huntsman State of Utah, 2005—2006. Partner Howrey LLP, 2007—2010.

United States Senator from Utah Washington, since 2011. Member United States Senate Judiciary Committee, since 2011, United States Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, Washington, since 2011.

Achievements

  • Bar: Utah 1998, District of Columbia 1999.

Views

People can get salvation through the grace of God, but also through their own actions. Part of the work of salvation has been done through the redemption of Jesus Christ. However, people have to work hard in order to attain the full quality of eternal life.

Membership

Member of Federalist Society Law & Public Policy Studies.

Connections

Married Sharon Burr; 3 children.

father:
Rex E. Lee

mother:
Janet (Griffin) Lee

spouse:
Sharon Burr