GRAMS, Rod, (1948 - 2013)

Senate Years of Service: 1995-2001
Party: Republican

GRAMS, Rod, a Representative and a Senator from Minnesota; born in Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minn., February 4, 1948; attended public schools, Brown Institute 1966-1968, Anoka Ramsey Junior College 1970-1972, and Carroll College 1974-1975; television news anchor and producer in Helena, Mont., Wausau, Wisc., Rockford, Ill., and Minneapolis, Minn; president of a construction and residential development company in Minneapolis; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third Congress (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994; elected to the United States Senate in 1994, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2001; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2000; died on October 8, 2013; interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, St. Francis, Minn.