Republican Senator from Iowa
Chuck Grassley was born Sept. 17, 1933, in New Hartford, Iowa. He is married to Barbara
Speicher since 1954. The have five children, Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, and Jay. He is a farmer,
though currently his son Robin operates the family farm. Grassley is a Babtist
Grassley was sheet metal shearer from 1959-1961, and an assembly line worker from
1961-1971. He was elected to the Iowa Legislature in 1958 to the U.S. House of Representatives
in 1974, and the U.S. Senate in 1980.
He received a B.A. (1955) and M.A (1956) from the University of Northern Iowa in Political
Science, then did Ph.D. work at University of Iowa.
His website and contact info are at www.senate.gov/~grassley