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Jon Kyl (1942–) is an Arizona Republican legislator who served in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1994 and in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2013. Born in Oakland, Nebraska, on April 25, 1942, he received a BA from the University of Arizona in 1964, an LLB from the same institution in 1966, and worked as a Phoenix attorney between 1966 and 1986 before being elected to Congress. During his congressional tenure he became an effective behind-the-scenes leader for his state and conservative Republicans on a number of public policy issues. He served as Senate Republican Policy Committee chair from 2003 to 2007; his Republican colleagues elected him Senate minority whip in December 2007, and they also appointed him to serve on the ...

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