ABRAHAM, Spencer, (1952 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1995-2001
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

ABRAHAM, Spencer, a Senator from Michigan; born in East Lansing, Mich., June 12, 1952; attended the public schools in East Lansing; graduated from Michigan State University 1974; received J.D. degree from Harvard Law School 1978; admitted to the District of Columbia and Michigan bars; chairman, Michigan Republican Party 1983-1989; deputy chief of staff to Vice President J. Danforth Quayle 1990; co-chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee 1990-1992; office counsel, Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone 1992-1994; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1994, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2001; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2000; Secretary of Energy, 2001-2005.