JEPSEN, Roger William, (1928 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1979-1985
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

JEPSEN, Roger William, a Senator from Iowa; born in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 23, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., in 1950, and received a master’s degree from the same university in 1953; paratrooper in the United States Army 1946-1947; United States Army Reserve 1948-1960; active in farming and the insurance and health care businesses; Scott County Supervisor 1962-1965; Iowa State senator 1966-1968; lieutenant governor of Iowa 1968-1972; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 7, 1978, and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1985; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; co-chairman, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety-eighth Congress); chairman, National Credit Union Administration; is a resident of Alexandria, Va.