KYL, Jon Llewellyn, (1942 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1995-2013
Party: Republican


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

KYL, Jon Llewellyn, (son of John Henry Kyl), a Senator and a Representative from Arizona; born in Oakland, Nebr., April 25, 1942; B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson 1964; LL.B., University of Arizona 1966; admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1966 and practiced law as a member of Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, in Phoenix 1966-1986; chairman, Phoenix Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 1984-1985; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1994; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1994; reelected in 2000, and again in 2006, and served from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2013; Republican party whip (2007-2013); chair, Republican Policy Committee (2003-2007), Republican Conference (2007); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2012.