RUDMAN, Warren Bruce (1930-2012)
Senate Years of Service: 1980-1993

RUDMAN, WARREN BRUCE, A Senator from New Hampshire; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 18, 1930; attended the public schools of Nashua, N.H.; graduated, Valley Forge Military School, Wayne, Pa., 1948; graduated, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 1952; graduated, Boston College Law School, Boston, Mass., 1960; served in the United States Army Infantry 1952-1954; admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1960 and commenced practice in Nashua; served as legal counsel to the Governor 1970; attorney general of New Hampshire 1970-1976; practiced law, Manchester, N.H., 1976-1980; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 4, 1980, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1981; subsequently appointed by the Governor on December 29, 1980, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. Durkin for the term ending January 3, 1981; reelected in 1986 and served from December 29, 1980, to January 3, 1993; was not a candidate for reelection in 1992; chairman, Select Committee on Ethics (Ninety-ninth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; appointed by President William Clinton as member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1993 and served until 2001, serving as chairman 1995-2001; chairman, Special Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and Biological Incidents 1998; co-chair, U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century 2001; co-founder, The Concord Coalition; died in Washington, D.C., on November 19, 2012; inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

University of New Hampshire
Dimond Library
Durham, NH
Papers: 1980-1992. Ca. 105 boxes and 100 microfilm reels. Senatorial papers and correspondence. Closed pending processing.

  • Kalb, Marvin, moderator. The Theodore H. White Lecture with Senator Warren B. Rudman. Cambridge: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1992.
  • Rudman, Warren B. Combat: Twelve Years in the U.S. Senate. New York: Random House, 1996.