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Encyclopedia > John Barrasso
John Barrasso


Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 25, 2007
Serving with Mike Enzi
Preceded by Craig Thomas
Succeeded by Incumbent (November 2008)

Born July 21, 1952 (1952-07-21) (age 55)
Casper, Wyoming
Political party Republican
Spouse Linda Nix (divorced)
Bobbi Brown (Engagment)
Profession Orthopedic surgeon
Religion Presbyterian

John Anthony Barrasso (born July 21, 1952) is a Republican senator from Wyoming. He was appointed by Governor Dave Freudenthal to succeed the late Craig L. Thomas. He took office on June 25, 2007. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 480 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2400 × 3000 pixel, file size: 2. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was a three-term Republican United States Senator from Wyoming. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Casper is the only city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number of small towns and Casper suburbs. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Orthopedic corset Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system, its muscular and bone parts. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was a three-term Republican United States Senator from Wyoming. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

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Early life and family

In 1974, Barrasso graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor of science degree. He also received his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1978. He conducted his residency at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut. Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or MD, from the Latin Medicinae Doctor meaning Teacher of Medicine,) is an academic degree for medical doctors. ... Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) is Georgetown Universitys medical school. ... Residency is a stage of postgraduate medical training in North America which leads to eligibility for board certification in a primary care or referral specialty. ... The Yale School of Medicine is a private medical school located in New Haven, Connecticut. ... “New Haven” redirects here. ...


Barrasso, currently single, has two children — Peter, a sophomore at Georgetown University, and Emma, an incoming freshman at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is divorced from Linda Nix. Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (abbreviated RHIT), formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute, is a small, private, non-sectarian college specializing in teaching engineering, mathematics, and science. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


Political career

Barrasso previously ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the Senate in 1996 for the seat vacated by the moderate Alan K. Simpson of Cody, who was pro-choice. In 1996, Barrasso lost the primary election to the pro-life advocate Mike Enzi, who now serves alongside Barrasso in the U.S. Senate. Enzi defeated Barrasso 33-32 percent in a 7-way primary.  Republican holds  Republican pickups  Democratic holds  Democratic pickups The U.S. Senate election, 1996 was an election for United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as president. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931, in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.) is a Republican politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming and named after William Frederick Cody, primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Codys part in the creation of the original town. ... Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... This article is about the social movement. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ...


Barrasso was elected to the Wyoming State Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. While in the Wyoming Senate, he was the chairman of the Transportation and Highways Committee. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in private practice in Casper. The Wyoming Senate is the upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Orthopedic corset Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and recurrent injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system, its muscular and bone parts. ... Casper is the only city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number of small towns and Casper suburbs. ...


Barrasso was chosen on June 22, 2007, by Democratic Governor Freudenthal to replace the late Senator Craig L. Thomas. Freudenthal was, under Wyoming law, able to consider only three individuals whose names were submitted to him by the Republican State Central Committee because the seat was vacated by a Republican. The rejected choices were former state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne and former Republican state chairman and lobbyist Tom Sansonetti, a former Thomas aide. Although Thomas' term would have ended in January, 2013, Barrasso's appointment is only until the November 2008 special election results are certified to fill the remainder of Thomas' term. Barrasso stated when he lobbied for the position in June 2007, that if appointed he would run for the rest of Thomas' term in office. Enzi will face voters for a third full term in the same election cycle. is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Craig Lyle Thomas (February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was a three-term Republican United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Look up Treasurer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cynthia M. Lummis Wiederspahn (born ca. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , County Laramie County Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City 57. ... Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... Tom Sansonetti is an attorney and a government official from the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ...


2008 U.S. Senate Special Election

Tom Sansonetti, one of the three GOP nominees for Thomas' seat stated he will not challenge Barrasso for the seat in the 2008 primary, but the other nominee, Cynthia Lummis, stated that she may run. There are other potential candidates who also lobbied for appointment to Thomas' vacated seat in 2007 that are seen as potential contenders. These include former State House Speaker Randall Luthi and former United States Attorney Matt Mead.[citation needed] Democratic State Senator Mike Massie, 2006 U.S. House candidate Gary Trauner, and Paul Hickey, a 2002 gubernatorial primary candidate and the son of a former governor, have also stated an interest in the seat.[citation needed] Rumors are also afloat that Democratic Former Governor Mike Sullivan will also seek the seat in 2008, but Sullivan has yet to comment. The Wyoming US Senate elections for 2008 will be held on November 4, 2008. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... United States Attorneys (also known as federal prosecutors) represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals. ... Matthew H. Matt Mead (born ca. ... Gary Trauner (born 1959) was a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in the 2006 elections, seeking to unseat incumbent Barbara Cubin as the representative for Wyomings at-large Congressional seat. ... There is more than one person named Mike Sullivan: Mike Sullivan (hockey) - An NHL coach and former player. ...


Medical career

In addition to his private practice, Barrasso is chief of staff of the Wyoming Medical Center, state president of the Wyoming Medical Society, president of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters, and a member of the American Medical Association Council of Ethics and Judicial Affairs. The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of medical doctors in the United States. ...


Barrasso is also a rodeo physician for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association (and a member of the "Cowboy Joe Club") and volunteers as a team physician for Casper College as well as several local high schools. He has been awarded the "Wyoming Physician of the Year." He has also been awarded the "Medal of Excellence" by the Wyoming National Guard for his services to the National Guard. Dr. Barrasso also received the "Legislative Service Award" from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for his support of Wyoming's veterans. It has been suggested that History of rodeo be merged into this article or section. ... Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ... The Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, is an American organization whose members are current or former members of the U.S. armed forces. ...


Other activities

He is also a member of the board of directors of Presidential Classroom, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings young people to Washington to learn about the government. Barrasso is a member of the Casper Chamber of Commerce and the Casper Rotary Club. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ... Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... Logo of Rotary International Rotary International is an organisation whose members comprise Rotary Clubs (service clubs) located all over the world. ...


Barrasso is a perennial local host for the Jerry Lewis Telethon (with more than 20 years' service) and a frequent guest on Utah Public Television and the Casper ABC affiliate, KTWO, where he offers commentary on a wide range of medical topics. He is author of a regular newspaper column, "Keeping Wyoming Healthy" and is particularly known for his senior and elder care including, among other things, writing a series of monthly articles on senior fitness, care, and prevention entitled, "Caring for Wyoming's Seniors." The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is an annual telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... KTWO, also known as K2, is a ABC affiliate based in Casper, Wyoming. ... A columnist is a journalist who produces a specific form of writing for publication called a column. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and the Internet. ...


Engagement to Bobbi Brown

On August 11, 2007, during Cheyenne's annual Race for the Cure, Barrasso and Bobbi Brown, herself a breast cancer survivor and the state director for Barrasso's senate office, announced that they will marry. Once the two were engaged, Brown resigned her position in Barrasso's senate office. [1] is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Race for the Cure Logo Race for the Cure is a series of road races run to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and to raise awareness about breast cancer. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


The two have known each other for twenty-five years and have been dating for five years. They had discussed marriage before, but Barrasso's recent appointment to the U.S. Senate underscored the need to tie the knot. While they have not yet set a firm date, Barrasso said they will probably will wed during the Thanksgiving holiday, when their children will be in Casper. The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... Casper may mean: // Casper (name) Drew Casper, an award-winning Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. ...


Brown has a 14-year old daughter from a previous marriage, while Barrasso has two children from his previous marriage to Linda Nix. [2]


Political Views

Barrasso is considered a conservative and is pro-life. He has received an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.”[1] American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights...


He has said “I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense,” and said he has “voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life.”[2] Limited government is a government structure where its functions and powers are prescribed, limited, and restricted by law, usually in a written constitution. ... School prayer in its most common usage refers to state sanctioned prayer by students in state schools. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Symbol of Jain philosophy It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Inviolability. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Project Vote Smart-Interest Group Ratings
  2. ^ Moen, Bob."Wyoming governor appoints GOP state Sen. John Barrasso to replace late U.S. Sen. Craig Thomas", SignOnSanDiego.com, 22 June 2007.

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Preceded by
Craig L. Thomas
United States Senator (Class 1) from Wyoming
June 25, 2007 – present
Served alongside: Mike Enzi
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