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Larry Lee Pressler
[ Rep & Senator]
— An honest Republican Congressional representative and senator from South Dakota —
Some key documents
• The first Vietnam veteran (an Army lawyer) to be elected to the US Senate, and a Republican ex-Congressman who supported the Presidency of Barack Obama.
1942 Mar 29: Born and lives in South Dakota
1975: < Foreign Service Officer in US State Department
1975–79: Elected Representative from South Dakota for one term
1979–97: Became a Senator from South Dakota
1980 Pressler is noted for being possibly 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.
1982 Dec 16: The Tobacco Institute is to receive 20 highly-prized tickets to the (first Reagan mid-term election) Inaugural Anniversary Celebrations. Bill Adams is recommending to Jack Mills that they dole out these tickets to people of influence ... most of whom would already have access to their own tickets (since they are Senators or White House Staff). Those in line to get two tickets each are:
- Susan Alvarado — Legislative Assistant to the Vice President
- Robert Kasten — U.S. Senator
- Dana Rohrabacker — White House Speechwriter
- Ed Rollins — Assistant to the President for Political Affairs
- Ramona Suftafron — Appointments Secretary to Senator Pressler
- Adis M. Vila — Staff Assistant to the President for Public Liaison
- Larry Pressler — U.S. Senator
1994 Feb: Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI) List of sub Institutes
- American Imigration Institute
- Center on Regulation and Economic Growth
- Committee for the Common Defense
- Focus on Agricultural Regulation and Markets Project
- Center on Regulation and Economic Growth:
- Robert Kasten (Chair)
- Dick Armey,
- Arthur Laffer,
- Trent Lott,
- Tom Delay,
- Lauch Faircloth,
- Jan Meyers,
- Don Nickles,
- Larry Pressler,
- Malcom Wallop,
- Roger Stone,
- Tom Duesterberg
1995–97: Chairman of the Senate's Commerce Committee
1996 Nov: Pressler was the only incumbent Republican senator to lose reelection that year. Defeated because of championing the Telecommunications Act of 1996
1997–98: Pressler passed the New York bar and worked as a lawyer. Pressler subsequently became senior partner of the law firm O'Connor and Hannan where he served for six years.Pressler is a member of the New York Bar, the Washington DC Bar, and the Supreme Court Bar
2004 /E: formed his own law firm, The Pressler Group. Sits on many boards.