Republican Senator from Iowa

Chuck Grassley was born Sept. 17, 1933, in New Hartford, Iowa. He is married to Barbara Speicher since 1954. The have five children, Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, and Jay. He is a farmer, though currently his son Robin operates the family farm. Grassley is a Babtist

Grassley was sheet metal shearer from 1959-1961, and an assembly line worker from 1961-1971. He was elected to the Iowa Legislature in 1958 to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, and the U.S. Senate in 1980.

He received a B.A. (1955) and M.A (1956) from the University of Northern Iowa in Political Science, then did Ph.D. work at University of Iowa.

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His website and contact info are at

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