Jim Talent biography

Jim Talent

U.S. Congressperson

1956 –


Who is Jim Talent?

James Matthes "Jim" Talent is an American politician and former senator from Missouri. He is a Republican and resided in the St. Louis area while serving in elected office. He identifies with the conservative wing of the Republican party, being particularly outspoken on judicial appointments, abortion, flag burning, and defense issues. After serving for eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives and then working as a lobbyist, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, narrowly defeating Democrat Jean Carnahan in a special election to complete the term to which Carnahan's husband, Mel, had been elected posthumously in 2000. In the Democratic wave of November 2006, Talent narrowly lost his re-election bid to Claire McCaskill, 50% to 47%. Talent, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign, most recently served as a member of Romney's 2012 Economic Policy Team during the 2012 Presidential Election. Talent is a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He is also a co-chairman at Mercury, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.


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Oct 18, 1956
Des Peres
  • Presbyterian Church in America
  • United States of America
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • Kirkwood High School
Lived in
  • Missouri
  • Chesterfield

on July 23, 2013

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