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Daniel R. Coats

Daniel R. CoatsAKA Daniel Ray Coats

Born: 16-May-1943
Birthplace: Jackson, MI

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Director of National Intelligence

Military service: US Army (1966-68)

Five-term US Congressman appointed to the US Senate to fill the remainder of Dan Quayle's term in 1989, when Quayle became Vice President of the United States. Elected to a full Senate term in 1992, and did not stand for re-election in 1998. Appointed US Ambassador to Germany by President George W. Bush in 2001, serving until 2005. Elected again to the US Senate in 2010 over US Congressman Brad Ellsworth, to succeed retired Senator Evan Bayh.

Wife: Marsha Ann Crawford (m. 1965, three children)

    University: BA, Wheaton College Illinois (1965)
    Law School: JD, Indiana University School of Law (1971)

    US Director of National Intelligence (2017-)
    US Senator, Indiana (2011-17)
    US Ambassador to Germany (2001-05)
    Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand Special Counsel (1999-2001)
    US Senator, Indiana (1988-99)
    US Congressman, Indiana 4th (1981-88)
    Congressional Staff Indiana Director for Rep. Dan Quayle (1977-80)
    Indiana State Bar Association admitted 1972
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (past)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    C Street Group
    Center for Jewish and Christian Values Co-Chair, with Joseph Lieberman
    John McCain 2008
    Quayle 2000
    Sagamore Institute Board of Trustees
    Santorum 2006
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    House Banking Scandal 3 overdrawn checks

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Author of books:
Mending Fences: Renewing Justice Between Government and Civil Society (1998)

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