Education: Attended University of Kansas, majoring in pre-med, 1941-43. Bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws from Washburn University, in Topeka, Kan., 1952

Religion: United Methodist

Family: Wife, Elizabeth. One daughter, Robin, from a previous marriage

Military service: Army, 1943-48. Fought in World War II and was wounded. Awarded two bronze stars

Experience: Kansas Legislature, 1951. Russell County prosecutor, 1953-61. US House, 1961-69. US Senate, 1969-present. Senate majority and minority leader, 1984-present. Chairman, Republican National Committee, 1971-73. Republican vice presidential candidate, 1976

Net worth: Has assets worth between $2.7 million and $8.1 million. Senate salary $133,600

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