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Chuck Grassley's Biography


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31705 Westbrook Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-983-2458

201 West 2nd Street
Suite 720
Davenport, IA 52801

210 Waterloo Building
531 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

307 Federal Building
8 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

111 7th Avenue Southeast, Box 13
Suite 6800
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

120 Federal Building
320 6th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101

721 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Charles 'Chuck' E. Grassley




Wife: Barbara; 5 Children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, Jay

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

New Hartford, IA

Home City:

New Hartford, IA



MA, Political Science, University of Northern Iowa, 1956

BA, University of Northern Iowa, 1955

Senator, United States Senate, Iowa, 1981-present

Candidate, United States Senate, Iowa, 2022

President Pro Tempore, United States Senate, 2019-2021

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1975-1980

Representative, Iowa State House of Representatives, 1959-1974

Member, Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, present

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, present

Member, Congressional French Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Rural Health Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Trademark Caucus, present

Member, Diabetes Caucus, present

Member, Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus, present

Member, Mississippi River Caucus, present

Member, RV Caucus, present

Member, Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, present

Chair, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, present

Co-Chair, Senate Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, present

Member, Senate General Aviation Caucus, present

Member, Senate Indian Caucus, present

Member, Senate National Guard Caucus, present

Member, Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Member, Senate Taiwan Caucus, present

Co-Chair, The Whistleblower Protection Caucus, United States Senate, present

Former Member, 4-H Caucus

Former Member, Central Community College Caucus

Former Chair, Committee on Finance, United States Senate

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Pork Industry Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Soybean Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Waterways Caucus

Former Member, Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Czech Caucus

Former Member, International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Chair, Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Senate

Former Member, Lewis and Clark Congressional Caucus

Member, National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service

Former Co-Chair, Senate Anti-Meth Caucus

Former Member, Senate Cancer Coalition

Former Member, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, United States Senate

Former Member, Terrorist Financing Task Force

University Instructor


Assembly Line Worker, 1961-1971

Sheet Metal Shearer, 1959-1961

Member, Baptist Church

Member, Butler County Historical Society

Member, Eagles

Member, Farm Bureau

Member, International Parliamentary Group for Human Rights

Member, Iowa State Historical Society

Member, Kappa Delta Pi

Member, Lions Club

Member, Masons

Member, Pi Gamma Mu

Member, International Association of Machinists, 1962-1971

Astrological Sign:


Favorite Book:

John Adams by David McCollough
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

Favorite Quote:

"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." Attributed to U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen

Number of Grandchildren: