Dirk Kempthorne

U.S. Congressperson

1951 –

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Who is Dirk Kempthorne?

Dirk Arthur Kempthorne is a former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, serving under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009. A Republican, Kempthorne previously served as the 30th Governor and as a U.S. Senator from Idaho.

Kempthorne was first elected to public office as mayor of Boise in 1985, where he served for seven years.

Kempthorne is known for his conservative views, particularly on economic issues.

Kempthorne serves as a co-chair of the Democracy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. In November 2010, he was appointed president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers.

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Born
Oct 29, 1951
San Diego
Spouses
Religion
  • Methodism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Idaho
  • San Bernardino Valley College
Lived in
  • Idaho
  • Boise

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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