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                        Coats COATS, Daniel Ray, a Senator and a Representative from Indiana; born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., May 16, 1943; attended the public schools; graduated Jackson High School, 1961; graduated Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., B.A., 1965; graduated Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, J.D., 1971; admitted to the Indiana bar in 1972 and commenced practice in Fort Wayne; served in the United States Army 1966-1968; district representative, United States Congressman J. Danforth Quayle 1976-1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1989); elected to the One Hundred First Congress but did not serve; appointed on December 27, 1988, effective January 3, 1989, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the election of J. Danforth Quayle as Vice President; elected by special election in 1990 to the remainder of the term; reelected for a full term in 1992, and served from January 3, 1989, to January 3, 1999; was not a candidate for reelection in 1998; special counsel, law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, MacPherson and Hand; U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany 2001-2005; again elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010, and served from January 3, 2011, to January 3, 2017; chair, Joint Economic Committee (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2016; Director of National Intelligence in the Cabinet of President Donald Trump, 2017-.

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Senator 01/03/1989 01/03/1999 -- Senate IN
Representative 01/03/1981 01/03/1989 4 House of Representatives IN
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