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Dirk Kempthorne

Dirk KempthorneBorn: 29-Oct-1951
Birthplace: San Diego, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Interior, 2006-09

Republican Mayor of Boise, Idaho from 1986 until 1993, then served in the U.S. Senate from 1993 until 1999. Kempthorne then ran for Governor of Idaho upon the retirement of Gov. Phil Batt, for whom Kempthorne had managed an unsuccessful campaign in 1982.

Father: James Henry Kempthorne ("Jim")
Mother: Maxine Jesse Gustason (d. 8-Nov-2004)
Wife: Patricia Jean Merrill (m. 1977, one son, one daughter)
Daughter: Heather
Son: Jeff

    University: BA Political Science, University of Idaho (1975)

    US Secretary of the Interior (26-May-2006 to 20-Jan-2009)
    Governor of Idaho (4-Jan-1999 to 26-May-2006, resigned)
    US Senator, Idaho 1993 to 3-Jan-1999
    Mayor of Boise, ID (1985-92)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Dubya Ranch Hand Jan-2001


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