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Kay Hutchison's Biography

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Full Name:

Kathryn Bailey 'Kay' Ann Hutchison




Husband: Ray; 2 Children: Bailey, Houston

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Galveston, TX

Home City:

Dallas, TX



JD, University of Texas School of Law, 1967

BA, University of Texas, 1962

Senator, United States Senate, 1994-2012

Candidate, Texas State Governor, 2010

Treasurer, State of Texas, 1991-1993

Won Special Election, Experience, United States Senate, 1993

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1982

Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1973-1976

Chair, Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1998-2000, present

Member, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Member, Congressional Internet Caucus

Member, Congressional Sportsman's Caucus

Member, Republican National Hispanic Assembly, National Advisory Committee

Former Chair, Republican Policy Committee

Member, Senate Auto Caucus

Member, Senate National Guard Caucus

Former Vice Chair, Senate Republican Conference

Member, Senate Rural Health Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus, 2003-2004

Member, National Transportation Safety Board, 1976-1978

Experience, Attorney

Experience, Author

Co-Founder, Fidelity National Bank of Dallas

Political/Legal Correspondent, Kotton Port Rail Center Television, Houston

Owner, McCraw Candies Incorporated

Senior Vice-President/General Counsel, Republic Bank Corporation

Co-Author, Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate, 2000

Member, National Republican Senatorial Committee

Development Board, Southern Methodist University School of Business

Development Board, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Business

Founder, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas

Trustee, University of Texas Law School Foundations

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-Mr. South Texas, 2005
-Special Recognition Award, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2004
-Distinguished Public Service Award, 2004
-Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2004
-W.B. and Brandon Carroll Humanitarian Award, 2004
-Inaugural Congressional Leadership Award, Women's Foreign Policy Group, 2004
-LULAC Legislative Recognition Award, 2003
-Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, 2003
-Ribbon of Hope Award, International Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 2002
-Lindy Boggs Award, John C. Stennis Center for Public Service, 2002
-National Leadership Award, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2002
-NAFTA Congressional Leadership Award, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, 2002
-30 Most Powerful Women, Ladies' Home Journal Magazine, 2001
-MANA Hermana Award, 2001
-National Military Family Association Award for Service to Military Families, 2001
-Border Texan of the Year, 2000
-CLEAT Award for Support of Law Enforcement, 2000
-Green Key Water Resources Environment Award, 2000


American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country (William Morrow 2004)