Richard Shelby

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Republican Alabama

U.S. Senate (Alabama Sr)


Family: Wife: Annette; 2 Children: Richard, Claude

Born: 05/06/1934 Birmingham, AL

Home: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Religion: Presbyterian

Education: LLB, University of Alabama, 1963 BA, University of Alabama, 1957

Profession: Lawyer, 1963-1978 Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama, 1969-1971 Prosecutor, City of Tuscaloosa, 1963-1971 United States Commissioner, Northern District of Alabama, 1966-1970 Law Clerk, Alabama Supreme Court, 1961-1962

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 1987-present Switched from Democratic to Republican Party, November 9, 1994 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1979-1987 Legislative Counsel, 1977-1978 Senator, Alabama State Senate, 1970-1978

Congressional Membership: Co-Chair, Congressional Privacy Caucus Financial Coalition to Fight Child Pornography National Republican Senatorial Committee Senate Co-Chair, National Security Caucus Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Senate Caucus on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children Senate Centrist Coalition Co-Chair, Zero Capital Gains Tax Caucus

Organization Membership: Alabama Bar Association Alabama Law Institute American Bar Association American Judicature Society Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity



Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Special Committee on Aging

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Defense

Subcommittee on Economic Policy

Subcommittee on Energy And Water Development

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions

Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment

Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies