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President Obama announces Judd Gregg as his pick for Commerce Secretary in Washington
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) delivers remarks after President Barack Obama introduced him as his nominee to be the new Commerce Secretary, at the White House in Washington on February 3, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current senior United States Senator from New Hampshire, serving as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. He is a member of the Republican Party and was a businessman and attorney in Nashua before entering politics. He currently serves as the Chair of the Public Advisory Board at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. Gregg was nominated for Secretary of Commerce in the Cabinet by President Barack Obama, but withdrew his name on February 12, 2009. He would be have been up for re-election in 2010, but chose not to run. In the November 2010 elections, former State Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, also a Republican, was elected to succeed Gregg's Senate seat.

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, he is the son of Hugh Gregg, who was Governor from 1953 to 1955. Gregg graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1965. Gregg received his baccalaureate from Columbia University in 1969 and, from Boston University School of Law, a Juris Doctor in 1972 and a Master of Laws in 1975.

The second elective office held by Gregg was a seat on the Executive Council of New Hampshire, a post which he held from 1978 to 1980. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1980, and was reelected in 1982, 1984 and 1986.

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