Sen. John Ashcroft
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1999 Ashcroft told supporters gathered at the Boys and Girls Club in
that he has chosen to focus on his Senate duties rather than pursuing a
Senator from Missouri. Elected in 1994, up for re-election in
Serves on Judiciary Committee (chairs Constitution, Federalism and
Rights subcommittee), Commerce Committee (chairs Consumer Affairs,
Commerce and Tourism subcommittee), and Foreign Relations Committee
African Affairs subcommittee).
Chairman of Spirit of America PAC, founded in August 1997.
Chairman of American Values PAC, founded July 1998.
to the U.S. Senate in 1994, carrying all 115 counties (Ashcroft
Ran unsuccessfully for chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1993.
Attorney at law, Suelthaus and Kaplan, 1993.
Elected Governor of Missouri in 1984, served two terms, 1985-93.
Elected attorney general in 1976, served two terms, 1977-85.
Assistant attorney general, 1975-76.
Appointed state auditor in 1973; unsuccessfuly sought election to the post in 1974 (served 1973-75).
Ran unsuccessfully for U.S. House in 1972.
Taught business law at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, 1967-72.
and songwriting; Ashcroft is the baritone voice of the Singing Senators
Author of Lessons: From a Father to a Son (Thomas Nelson Publishers, May 1998).
Co-author, with wife Janet, of two college textbooks.
University, A.B. with honors, 1964. University of Chicago Law
Janet (Elise Roede) is a business law professor at Howard
Three children: Martha Patterson, Jay, and Andrew.
years old. Born May 9, 1942 in Chicago. Raised in
MO. Father was a pastor and president of several colleges.
Eliza Newlin Carney. "Preaching to the Converted." National Journal, May 16, 1998, 1108-1111.
John J. Miller. "Mr. Clean." National Review, March 23, 1998.
Bob Jones IV. "Sackcloth & Ashcroft." World, October 11, 1997. >
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.
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