Biographical information on Sen. Byron Dorgan

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Posted: Jan 05, 2010 9:12 PM

NAME _ Byron Dorgan.

AGE-BIRTHDATE-LOCATION _ 67; May 14, 1942; Dickinson, Stark County, N.D.

EXPERIENCE _ Dec. 15, 1992-present, U.S. senator; 1999-present, Senate Democratic Policy Committee chair; 2009-present, Senate Indian Affairs Committee chair; 1980-1992, represented North Dakota's at-large congressional district in the House; 1969-1980, North Dakota tax commissioner.

EDUCATION _ B.S., University of North Dakota, 1965; M.B.A., University of Denver, 1966.

FAMILY _ Wife, Kimberly; four children, Scott, Shelly (deceased), Brendon, Haley.

QUOTE _ "I believe that when taxpayer dollars are used, they should support the things produced here at home," Dorgan, in a statement explaining why he sponsored protectionist provisions in the stimulus package, January 2009.