Roy Blunt

Politician

Roy Blunt was born in Niangua, Missouri, United States on January 10th, 1950 and is the Politician. At the age of 74, Roy Blunt biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 10, 1950
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Niangua, Missouri, United States
Age
74 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Politician, Teacher
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Roy Blunt Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Education
Southwest Baptist University (BA), Southwest Missouri State University (MA)
Roy Blunt Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Roseann Ray, ​ ​(m. 1967; div. 2003)​, Abigail Perlman ​(m. 2003)​
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4, including Matt
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Roy Blunt Life

Roy Dean Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is an American politician who is the senior US Senator from Missouri, serving since 2011.

He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as Missouri Secretary of State John Kerry previously served as both a member of the Republican Party and as a member of the Missouri Secretary of State. Blunt, a native of Niangua, Missouri, is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and Missouri State University.

He was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Missouri's 7th congressional District from 1985 to 1993.

He served as Republican Whip from 2003 to 2009. In 2010, Blunt ran for the US Senate successfully.

He was elected vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference the following year.

Blunt, dean of Missouri's Congressional delegation, was elected as chairwoman of the Policy Committee in November 2018.

Family and personal life

Blunt has been married twice before. He married Roseann Ray in May 1967; he had three children with her: Matt, the former governor of Missouri, Amy Blunt Mosby, and Andrew Blunt. All three children are corporate lobbyists. Some commentators have chastised Andrew's dual professions as both a lobbyist and a campaign manager for companies that could profit from Senator Blunt's popularity and also a campaign manager for his father's campaign manager. Matt Blunt, as well as his wife, is a lobbyist. Senator Blunt and the Blunts have said that they are careful not to seek attention for their clients.

In 2003, Blunt married Abigail Perlman, a Kraft Foods and Morris Morris lobbyist. Charlie Blunt, an 18-month-old boy from Russia, was adopted by him and Perlman in April 2006. The family lives in Washington, D.C., and also owns a condo in Springfield, Missouri. Roy Blunt has six grandchildren. He is a practicing Southern Baptist.

Blunt was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) on August 9, 2021, for outstanding contribution to Australia's bilateral relations with the United States of America, particularly the joint Free Trade Agreement."

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Roy Blunt Career

Early life, education, and career

Blunt was born in Niangua, Missouri, and the nephew of Neva Dora (née Letterman) and Leroy Blunt, a politician. He obtained a B.A. Southwest Baptist University obtained a bachelor's degree in 1970.

He received a master's degree in history from Southwest Missouri State University two years ago. He received three draft deferments from the Vietnam War during his time in college. Blunt served as a high school history teacher at Marshfield High School from 1970 to 1972; he later taught at Southwest Baptist University and as a member of the adjunct faculty at Drury University.

He went on to serve as president of Southwest Baptist University, his alma mater, from 1993 to 1996.

Early political career (1972–1997)

Blunt first began working as a county clerk and chief election official in Greene County, Missouri, in 1973. He was later elected three times and served a total of 12 years.

Bill Phelps, the 1980 incumbent Republican Lieutenant governor of Virginia, ran for governor. Blunt, the Greene County Clerk, qualified for the open seat and won the Republican primary but lost the general election to State Representative Ken Rothman 56%–44%.

Blunt ran for the position in 1984, after incumbent Democratic Missouri Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick resigned, and gained the Republican primary with 79% of the vote. He defeated Democratic State Representative Gary D. Sharpe 54%-46% in the general election. He became the first Republican to hold the office in 50 years.

In 1988, he defeated Democrat James Askew 61%–38% in reelection against Democrat James Askew 61%-38%.

Blunt ran for governorship in 1992, after incumbent Republican Governor John Ashcroft was term limited. Attorney General William Webster of Missouri defeated Blunt and Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey 44%–15% in the Republican primary election, defeating Blunt and Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey 44%–15%. Mel Carnahan lost the general election.

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Gay Marriage bill heads to a final vote in Senate: 12 Republicans join Dems in vote to end debate

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 29, 2022
The Senate on Monday cleared the way for final passage of the same-sex marriage bill, voting 61-35 to end debate and add on a religious liberty amendment. Sixty-one senators voted to attach the amendment  to the Respect for Marriage Act, a House-passed bill that would enshrine same-sex marriage rights into law. The bill will now include language related to religious liberty and conscience protections and will explicitly ban polygamous marriage. Under the law, individuals or businesses would not legally be required to provide services for marriages or marriage celebrations if it violated their religious beliefs.

Senate takes step to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 16, 2022
The Senate on Wednesday is set to pass a procedural hurdle to end debate on the Respect for Marriage Act, a House-passed bill that would enshrine same-sex marriage rights into law. The bill now goes to a final vote which will likely occur after Thanksgiving, before the revised version goes back to the House for a final vote and the bill heads to President Biden's desk. Democrats had promised to push through the gay marriage bill while they still control both chambers. They had warned that gay marriage and even interracial marriage rights could be at risk after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Their warnings came after Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in an opinion that privacy rights such as gay marriage and contraception could be 'revisited' after the legal ruling establishing a right to an abortion was overturned.

Same-sex marriage bill proponents try to woo Republicans with religious freedom protetctions

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 9, 2022
Proponents of the same-sex marriage bill that will soon be up for a vote in the Senate are working overtime to satisfy religious freedom concerns that could thwart the measure which won nearly 50 House Republicans. Democrats must secure 10 Republican votes to break a filibuster on the Respect for Marriage Act. Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's reversal from a 'yes' to a 'no' this week puts them one behind and nowhere near 10 guaranteed yes votes. Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has promised to hold a vote on the bill 'in the coming weeks.' The bill had wide bipartisan support in the House, where it didn't need the vote of a single Republican to pass, but won 47 anyways - including two members of GOP leadership.
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