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SEC Chairman Cox testifies in Washington
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the recent turmoil in U.S. credit markets and the role of credit rating agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Claude Nevin Shelby

Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama. Originally elected to the Senate as a Democrat, Shelby switched to the Republican Party in 1994 when it gained the majority in Congress.

Shelby was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Alice L. (née Skinner) and Ozie Houston Shelby. He attended the University of Alabama, receiving an undergraduate degree in 1957 and a Juris Doctor in 1963.

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