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.