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Trent Lott

lobbyist , United States Senator from Mississippi

Trent Lott, lobbyist, former United States Senator from Mississippi. Bar: Mississippi 1967. Member American Bar Association, Jackson County Bar Association, Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Delta. Lodges: Mason.


LOTT, Trent was born on October 9, 1941 in Grenada, Mississippi, United States. Son of Chester P. and Iona (nee Watson) Lott.


Bachelor in Public Administration, University Mississippi, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1967.


Associate Bryan & Gordon, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 1967. Administrative assistant to Congressman William M. Colmer, 1968-1972. Member United States Congress from 5th Mississippi district, 1973-1989.

Assistant minority leader (minority whip), 1981—1989. United States Senator from Mississippi, 1989—2007. Assistant majority leader (majority whip), 1995—1996.

Majority leader, 1996—2001, 2002. Minority leader, 2001, 2001—2002. Assistant minority leader (minority whip), 2007.

Partner Breaux Lott Leadership Group, Washington District of Columbia, 2008—2010. Special senior counsel Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, since 2010. Board directors, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company North America, since 2008.

Field representative for University Mississippi, 1963-1965. Acting alumni secretary Ole Miss Alumni Association, 1966-1967. Named as observer from House to Geneva Arms Control talks.


  • Bar: Mississippi 1967.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (autobiography) Herding Cats, A Lifetime in Politics, 2005.


God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.


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.


The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.


93rd-100th Congresses from 5th District Mississippi, Republic Whip 97th and 98th Congresses. American Bar Association.


Married Patricia E. Thompson, December 27, 1964. Children: Chester T., Junior, Tyler Elizabeth.

Chester P. Lott

Iona (Watson) Lott

Patricia E. Thompson

Chester T. Lott

Junior Lott

Tyler Elizabeth Lott