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                        Shelby SHELBY, Richard C., a Senator and a Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Ala., May 6, 1934; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Alabama 1957; graduated, University of Alabama School of Law 1963; admitted to the Alabama bar in 1961 and commenced practice in Tuscaloosa; city prosecutor, Tuscaloosa 1963-1971; United States Commissioner, Northern District of Alabama 1966-1970; member, Alabama State senate 1970-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1987; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, and again in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023; changed from the Democratic to the Republican Party in 1994; chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]), Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress), Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Fifteenth Congress [January 20, 2017-April 10, 2018]); Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Fifteenth [April 10, 2018-January 3, 2019] and One Hundred Sixteenth Congresses).

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Senator 01/03/1987 -- Senate AL
Representative 01/03/1979 01/03/1987 7 House of Representatives AL
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Capitol 304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
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