SANTORUM, Richard John (Rick) (1958-)
Senate Years of Service: 1995-2007
SANTORUM, RICHARD JOHN (RICK), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in
Winchester, Frederick County, Va., May 10, 1958; B.A., Pennsylvania State
University 1980; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh 1981; J.D., Dickinson School
of Law (Pa.) 1986; administrative assistant to Pennsylvania State Senator J.
Doyle Corman 1981-1986; director, Pennsylvania State senate local government
committee 1981-1984; director, Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation
Committee 1984-1986; admitted to the bar in 1986 and commenced practice in
Pittsburgh; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and One Hundred
Third Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for
reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994, but was elected to the
United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and served from January 3,
1995, to January 3, 2007; Republican Conference chairman (2001-2007);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2006; unsuccessful candidate for the
Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012.
Papers in private custody.
- Santorum, Rick.
It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good.
Wilmington, Del.: ISI Books, 2005.
Rick Santorum: A Senator Speaks Out on Life, Freedom, and
Responsibility. Washington, DC: Monument Press, 2005.
- U.S. Congress.
Tributes Delivered in Congress: Rick Santorum, United States Congressman, 1991-1995, United States Senator, 1995-2007. Washington:
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007.