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  Nickles, Donald L. "Don"
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NameDonald L. "Don" Nickles
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Ponca City, Oklahoma , United States
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Born December 06, 1948 (72 years)
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May 25, 2016 03:14pm
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InfoOklahoma's senior senator and Assistant Republican Leader Don Nickles is one of the few members of the United States Senate with a background in small business.

He worked his way through Oklahoma State University by starting a janitorial service. Following graduation, he went to work for Nickles Machine Corporation in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where he later became vice president and general manager.

His career in public service began with his election in 1978 to the Oklahoma State Senate where he served two years. In 1980 - at age 31 - Nickles became the youngest Republican ever elected to the U.S. Senate. And in 1998, he became the first Oklahoma Republican ever elected to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.

Nickles was first elected to the Senate Republican Leadership in 1988 when he was selected by his colleagues to chair the Republican Senatorial Committee. He was next elected to three terms as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. In 1996, and again in 1998, he was selected unanimously to be Assistant Republican Leader. It is the highest leadership position ever held by an Oklahoma senator.Senator Nickles speaking outside the Capitol

Nickles and his wife, Linda, were born and raised in Ponca City. They have four children.


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  06/06/2001 Minority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/20/2001 Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 OK US Senate Won 66.38% (+35.10%)
  01/03/1997 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/12/1996 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 OK US Senate Won 58.55% (+20.36%)
  01/03/1991 US Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Won 53.49% (+6.98%)
  01/03/1989 NRSC Chairman Won 62.22% (+24.44%)
  11/04/1986 OK US Senate Won 55.21% (+10.43%)
  11/04/1980 OK US Senate Won 53.47% (+9.92%)
  09/16/1980 OK US Senate - R Runoff Won 65.61% (+31.22%)
  08/26/1980 OK US Senate - R Primary Won 34.73% (+1.43%)
ENDORSEMENTS
OK US President - R Primary - Mar 06, 2012 R Mitt Romney
OK US Senate - R Primary - Jul 27, 2004 R Kirk Humphreys
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
OK US President - R Primary - Mar 08, 1988 R Robert J. "Bob" Dole
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jul 28, 1983 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor