Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback
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Personal details
Born
Samuel Dale Brownback

(1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 64)
Garnett, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Stauffer
Children5
EducationKansas State University (BA)
University of Kansas (JD)
SignatureSam Brownback's signature

Sam Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is an American politician. He is the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom serving since February 1, 2018. He served as the 46th Governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Before he was governor, Brownback was a United States Senator and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Ambassadorship

On July 26, 2017, the White House issued a statement that Brownback would be nominated as the new U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.[3]

On January 24, 2018, the Senate voted to advance his nomination to the floor, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote. Pence cast another tie-breaking vote to confirm the nomination after the cloture vote.[4] On January 25, Brownback submitted his resignation as governor, effective January 31, 2018.[5]

References

  1. "Harland E. Priddle". Kansas Memory. Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. "Philip A. Fishburn - Kansas Memory". www.kansasmemory.org. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  3. Smith, Mitch; Fortin, Jacey (July 26, 2017). "Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas Will Be Nominated as Religious Ambassador". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. Conradis, Brandon (January 24, 2018). "Pence ends filibuster on Brownback nomination". TheHill. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  5. Pappas, Alex (January 25, 2018). "Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback resigns to take Trump administration role". Fox News. Retrieved January 25, 2018.