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  Riegle, Jr., Donald W.
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NameDonald W. Riegle, Jr.
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Flint, Michigan , United States
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Born February 04, 1938 (80 years)
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May 24, 2016 10:52pm
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Infoborn in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., February 4, 1938; attended public schools of Flint, Mich.; attended Flint Junior College and Western University; graduated, University of Michigan 1960; received a graduate degree from Michigan State University 1961; pursued graduate studies at Harvard Business School; businessman; faculty member, Michigan State University, Boston University, and Harvard University

Riegle served in the U.S. House 1967-1977. He was elected as a Republican in 1966. In the following years, Riegle became increasingly liberal. In the year 1972, Riegle only voted with the Republican Party in 10% of the votes. After Ogden Reid changed from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party, Riegle was considered the next most likely to switch. Riegle made the change of party on 2/27/1973. He resigned from the House on 12/30/1976 so he could take office as a U.S. Senator. [Source: New York Times, 2/28/1973]

Riegle served as a U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1976 to 1995. He was elected to the Senate in 1976. The following month, he was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of U.S. Senator Philip A. Hart and took office on 12/30/1976. During his term of office, Riegle served as chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses).

After the end of his service in the Senate, Riegle joined Shandwick Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., serving as executive committee chair 1995; adjunct professor, Michigan State University School of Business, 1995-.


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  11/08/1988 MI US Senate Won 60.38% (+21.92%)
  11/02/1982 MI US Senate Won 57.74% (+16.88%)
  11/30/1976 MI US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1976 MI US Senate Won 52.46% (+5.61%)
  08/03/1976 MI US Senate - D Primary Won 44.30% (+15.97%)
  11/05/1974 MI District 7 Won 64.74% (+31.50%)
  08/06/1974 MI District 7 - D Primary Won 81.00% (+62.00%)
  02/27/1973 MI District 7 - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1972 MI District 7 Won 70.11% (+40.22%)
  11/03/1970 MI District 7 Won 69.22% (+40.00%)
  08/04/1970 MI District 07 - R Primary Won 76.90% (+53.81%)
  11/05/1968 MI District 7 Won 60.66% (+21.32%)
  11/08/1966 MI District 7 Won 54.09% (+8.18%)
  08/02/1966 MI District 7 - R Primary Won 66.37% (+32.74%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MI US President - D Primary - Mar 08, 2016 I Bernie Sanders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US Secretary of Agriculture - Mar 06, 1986 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Energy - Nov 04, 1982 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Chile - Mar 02, 1982 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Romania - Oct 02, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
U. S. Secretary of State - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Jan 25, 1977 NPA Reject