GRAMM, William Philip (Phil) (1942-)
Senate Years of Service: 1985-2002

GRAMM, WILLIAM PHILIP (PHIL), a Representative and a Senator from Texas; born in Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Ga., July 8, 1942; attended the Muscogee County public schools; graduated, Georgia Military Academy, Atlanta 1961; graduated, University of Georgia, Athens 1964; received a doctorate, University of Georgia 1967; professor of economics, Texas A&M University 1967-1978; author; elected in 1978 as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress; reelected as a Democrat to the two succeeding Congresses; resigned January 5, 1983, to run for election to the Ninety-eighth Congress as a Republican; reelected as a Republican, by special election, on February 12, 1983, and served January 3, 1979, to January 5, 1983, and February 12, 1983, to January 3, 1985; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990 and again in 1996 and served from January 3, 1985, to November 30, 2002, when he resigned; not a candidate for reelection in 2002; chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee (One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses), Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Sixth Congress and One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3, 2001; January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]).

Texas A & M
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
College Station, TX
Papers: 1979-2003. Ca. 1,000 feet. Correspondence, press releases, audio and video tapes, clippings, memorabilia and other materials documenting twenty-four years of service in the United States House of Representatives (1979-1985) and the Senate (1985-2003). Closed pending processing.

  • Ekelund, R.B., Jr., E.G. Furubotn, and W.P. Gramm, eds. The Evolution of Modern Demand Theory: A Collection of Essays. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1972.
  • Gramm, Phil. The Role of Government in a Free Society: A Collection of Speeches and Articles. Dallas: Fisher Institute, 1982.