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Roy Blunt

Roy BluntAKA Roy D. Blunt

Born: 10-Jan-1950
Birthplace: Niangua, MO

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Missouri

College administrator and Missouri Secretary of State elected to US Congress for seven terms beginning in 1997, succeeding Mel Hancock. Served as House Majority Leader after Tom DeLay's 2005 indictment. Elected to US Senate in 2010, succeeding retired Senator Kit Bond and succeeded in Congress by Billy Long. Conservative Republican; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, anti-net neutrality. Supported 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2008 Wall Street bailout; opposed 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform.

In 2013, inserted the "Monsanto Protection Act" rider into an emergency budget bill, exempting Monsanto's genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from judicial and regulatory scrutiny.

Father: Leroy Blunt
Wife: Roseann Ray (m. 1967, div. 2002, 3 children)
Wife: Abigail Perlman (Philip Morris lobbyist, m. 18-Oct-2003)
Son: Matt Blunt (former Governor of Missouri)
Daughter: Amy
Son: Andrew B. Blunt (Phillip Morris employee)

    University: BA History, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO (1970)
    University: MA History, Southwest Missouri State University (1972)
    Administrator: President, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO (1993-96)

    US Senator, Missouri (2011-)
    US Congressman, Missouri 7th (1997-2011)
    Missouri Secretary of State (1984-93)
    Missouri State Official Clerk and Chief Election Officer, Greene County, MO (1973-84)
    Birther Movement
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Center for Democracy Board of Directors
    Friends of Roy Blunt
    Kappa Alpha Order
    Kiwanis Club
    Leadership Institute Bi-Partisan Congressional Advisory Board
    National Council for a New America National Panel of Experts
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Rely on Your Beliefs Fund
    Ripon Society Honorary Advisory Board
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam
    Surgery kidney removal (Jul-2002), left
    Prostate Surgery (Jul-2003)
    Surgery coronary stent implantation (Jan-2012)
    Risk Factors: Toupee, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer

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