ENSIGN, John Eric, (1958 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2001-2011
Party: Republican

ENSIGN, John Eric, a Senator and a Representative from Nevada; born in Roseville, Placer County, Calif., March 25, 1958; graduated E.W. Clark High School, Las Vegas, 1976; attended University of Nevada 1979; B.S., Oregon State University, Corvalis 1981; D.V.M. Colorado State University, Fort Collins 1985; owner, West Flamingo Animal Hospital, Las Vegas 1987; general manager, Gold Strike Hotel and Casino 1991; general manager, Nevada Landing Hotel and Casino; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate in 1998 for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1998; elected to the United States Senate in 2000; reelected in 2006 and served from January 3, 2001, until his resignation on May 3, 2011; chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee (2007-2008), Republican Policy Committee (2009).