account
search
search
X
Breaking News: Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to sign
Jump to
Latest Headlines Quotes Wiki
share with facebook
share with twitter
share with google
1 of 21
Senators participate in mock swearing-in ceremony in Washington
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) participates in the re-enactment of his swearing-in with Vice President Dick Cheney in the Old Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
| License Photo
Latest Headlines
First Prev Page 1 of 8 Last Next
Wiki

Charles Patrick "Pat" Roberts (born April 20, 1936) is the junior United States Senator from Kansas. A member of the Republican Party, he was formerly the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He holds conservative positions on most issues.

Roberts was born in Topeka, Kansas, to Ruth B. Patrick and C. Wesley Roberts. His father served for four months as Chairman of the Republican National Committee under Dwight D. Eisenhower. Roberts's great-grandfather, J.W. Roberts, was the founder of the Oskaloosa Independent, which claims to be the second-oldest newspaper in Kansas.

Roberts graduated in 1954 from high school in Holton, Kansas. He went on to earn a B.A. in Journalism from Kansas State University in 1958, where he became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. From 1958 to 1962, he served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Roberts was a reporter and editor for several Arizona newspapers before joining the staff of Republican Kansas Senator Frank Carlson in 1967. In 1969, he became administrative assistant to Kansas's 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pat Roberts."
x
Feedback