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Encyclopedia > Larry Pressler
Larry Pressler


In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by James Abourezk
Succeeded by Tim Johnson

Born March 29, 1942 (1942-03-29) (age 65)
Humboldt, South Dakota
Nationality American
Political party Republican

Larry Lee Pressler (b. March 29, 1942) is a U.S. Republican politician. He holds the distinction of being the first Vietnam veteran to be elected to the United States Senate. U.S. Senator Larry Pressler. ... 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 Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... James Abourezk was the first Arab-American to serve in the U.S. Senate. ... For other persons named Tim Johnson, see Tim Johnson (disambiguation). ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Humboldt is a town in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... Vietnam veteran is a phrase used to describe someone who served in the armed forces of participating countries during the Vietnam War. ... 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...


Born in Humboldt, South Dakota, Pressler is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Harvard Law School. He became a lawyer, and then served in the Vietnam War in the United States Army from 1966 until 1968. After serving for several years in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer he was elected to the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1979. He was a Senator from South Dakota from 1979 to 1997, and was chairman of the Commerce Committee from 1995 to 1997. Humboldt is a town in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. ... The University of South Dakota is the state’s oldest university founded in 1862, although classes didnt start until 1882. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil John Rhodes. ... John F. Kennedy School of Government The John F. Kennedy School of Government is a public policy school and one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... “Department of State” redirects here. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... 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 Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate in charge of all senate matters related to the following subjects: Coast Guard Coastal zone management Communications Highway safety Inland waterways, except construction Interstate commerce Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation Marine...


Pressler is noted for being the only member of Congress to refuse to take a bribe from undercover FBI agents and then to report the bribe attempt to the FBI during the Abscam investigations in 1980. John Murtha also declined the bribe, but expressed interest in later opportunities. Pressler was also the key sponsor for the Pressler Amendment (originally called the Reagan-Bush Amendment), which helped to facilitate the nuclearization of Pakistan by removing congressional oversight of Pakistan's nuclear efforts required under the Symington Law. Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was an FBI sting operation run out of the FBIs Hauppauge, Long Island office which initially targeted trafficking in stolen property and thereafter was converted to a public corruption investigation. ... John Patrick “Jack” Murtha, Jr. ...


In 1996, Tim Johnson defeated Pressler, who was running for a fourth term in the Senate. Pressler was the only incumbent Republican senator to lose reelection that year. After his reelection defeat, Pressler passed the New York bar and worked as a lawyer there, serving on several corporate boards and as a visiting professor and Senior Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Scholar at the West Point Military Academy, where he lectures on international relations and has advised cadets seeking Rhodes scholarships and other graduate fellowships. Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


Pressler attempted a political comeback in 2002 by running for the South Dakota's open at-large House seat. However, he was defeated in the Republican primary by popular Governor Bill Janklow, who went on to defeat Democrat Stephanie Herseth in the general election. Pressler was since appointed as an official observer of Ukraine's national election in December of 2004. William John Bill Janklow (born September 13, 1939) is an American politician with the Republican Party. ... Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (born December 3, 1970) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician, currently serving as the sole member of the House of Representatives from South Dakota. ...


In the ten years since leaving Congress, Pressler has served as a senior adviser to Salomon Smith Barney and to Monticello Capital. For six years, he was a senior partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of O'Connor and Hannan; and he subsequently formed his own law firm, The Pressler Group. He makes frequent trips to India as a member of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Ltd in Bangalore. He has lectured at over 20 universities in China, India and the U.S. Pressler lives and works in both Washington, D.C., and New York City.


He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Association, the Bohemian Club of California, the Century Club and the Harvard Club of New York, the Cosmos Club and the Metropolitan Club, the Vietnam Veterans Association and the American Rhodes Scholars Association.

Preceded by
Frank E. Denholm
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's 1st congressional district

1975–1979
Succeeded by
Tom Daschle
Preceded by
James Abourezk
United States Senator (Class 2) from South Dakota
1979–1997
Served alongside: George McGovern, James Abdnor, Tom Daschle
Succeeded by
Tim Johnson
Preceded by
Fritz Hollings
South Carolina
Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee
1995–1997
Succeeded by
John McCain
Arizona

Frank Edward Denholm (November 29, 1923- ) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from South Dakota to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... South Dakotas at-large district. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947) is a former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota. ... James Abourezk was the first Arab-American to serve in the U.S. Senate. ... The following is a list of United States Senators from South Dakota. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine George Stanley McGovern, Ph. ... James Abdnor (b. ... Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947) is a former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota. ... For other persons named Tim Johnson, see Tim Johnson (disambiguation). ... Ernest Frederick Fritz Hollings (born January 1, 1922) was a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to January 3, 2005. ... The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate in charge of all senate matters related to the following subjects: Coast Guard Coastal zone management Communications Highway safety Inland waterways, except construction Interstate commerce Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation Marine... “McCain” redirects here. ...

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NAME Pressler, Larry Lee
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION South Dakota politician
DATE OF BIRTH March 29, 1942
PLACE OF BIRTH Humboldt, South Dakota
DATE OF DEATH living
PLACE OF DEATH none

  Results from FactBites:
 
Washingtonpost.com: Money Talks (1784 words)
When asked to explain these substantial dining charges, Pressler's campaign responded by fax that "the meals were either for fund-raising meetings, fund-raising events, and occasionally, meals with members of the press." That response appears to jive poorly with reality, as the figures for 1991 clearly illustrate.
Despite campaign assurances that Pressler's travel bills were also entirely related to his fund-raising activities, a good bit of his travel expenditures, particularly during the first two years of the election cycle, appear suspect, as well.
While we know Pressler tapped his official office account for $14,611 to cover the cost of these three trips, his campaign reports make it impossible to tell whether any of the travel costs were picked up by the campaign, as required by law.
Pressler gets a hug and loves it (581 words)
Pressler did get a warm hug from the Amma and he did spend time in Kerala's famed backwaters, but he also ended up talking politics, India-Pakistan politics, to be more precise.
Pressler travels to India often these days, mostly to Bangalore, where he is a full-time director on the board of information technology giant, Infosys Technologies.
Pressler said there is an urgent need, especially in the US, for a better understanding of India and her problems.
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