SASSE, Benjamin Eric (1972-)

SASSE, BENJAMIN ERIC, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Plainview, Pierce County, Nebr., February 22, 1972; B.A., Harvard University, 1994; M.A., St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., 1998; Ph.D., Yale University, 2004; management consultant; university professor; chief of staff to U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry; counselor to the secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; president of Midland University, Fremont, Nebr.; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.

  • Sasse, Benjamin E. Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2018.
  • ___. The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-reliance. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.