Jim Sensenbrenner's Career Highlights

The following are important highlights that have defined Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s life and career in Congress.

1943: Born on June 14 in Chicago, Ill.

1965: Graduated from Stanford University with B.A. in Political Science

1968: Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with his doctorate in jurisprudence

1968: Elected Wisconsin state representative

1975: Elected Wisconsin state senator

1976: Became assistant minority leader in Wisconsin state senate

1977: Married Cheryl Warren

1978: First elected to Congress from the 5th District of Wisconsin

2001: Assumed chairmanship of House Judiciary Committee

2004: Received the CPAC Defender of the Constitution Award

2005: Led efforts to save Terri Schiavo from court-ordered death by starvation and dehydration

2006: Led House Republicans in fight against President Bush’s guest-worker/amnesty plan