BOND, Christopher Samuel (Kit) (1939-)
Senate Years of Service: 1987-2011

BOND, CHRISTOPHER SAMUEL (KIT), a Senator from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., March 6, 1939; attended the public schools; graduated, Princeton University 1960; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1963; practiced law in Washington, D.C., and returned to Missouri in 1967; assistant attorney general of Missouri 1969; State auditor 1970; Governor of Missouri 1973-1977, 1980-1985; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1986; reelected in 1992, 1998 and 2004, and served from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 2011; chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010.

National Archives and Records Administration

Washington, DC
Papers: Over 10 collections listed in the National Archives On-line catalog (

State Historical Society of Missouri

Columbia, MO
Papers: 1970's-2010. 478 cubic feet. Gubernatorial and senatorial material, including political and campaign material, legislative material, press releases, correspondence, speeches, travel logs, subject files, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual material. Finding aid available on-line.

University of Missouri, Rolla
Rolla, MO
Papers: Correspondence in Edward Walter Sowers papers, 1942-1980.

  • Bond, Kit. Missouri Agenda for Progress. Jefferson City: State of Missouri, 1983.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Christopher S. Bond, United States Senator, 1987-2011. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012.