Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1968; Mo. auditor, 1971-73; governor, 1973-77; defeated for re-election as governor, 1976; governor, 1981-85; U.S. Senate, 1987-2011 Born: March 6, 1939; St. Louis, Mo. Residence: Mexico Religion: Presbyterian Family: Wife, Linda Bond; one child Education: Princeton U., A.B. 1960; U. of Virginia, LL.B. 1963 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (4th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011 Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Energy-Water; Financial Services; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD - Ranking Member); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Green Jobs & the New Economy - Ranking Member; Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Select Intelligence
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.