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Roy D. Blunt, American Congressman. Named One of 10 Outstanding Young Americans United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1986, Springfield's Outstanding Young Man Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1980, Missouri's Outstanding YoungCivic Leader, 1981.

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.

Religion

Through The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, the bread and cup symbolize the broken body and shed blood offered by Christ recall God’s great love for people. As they did for the disciples on the eve of Christ’s crucifixion.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

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.