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