LANKFORD, James, (1968 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2015-
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

LANKFORD, James, a Senator and a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 4, 1968; B.S., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1990; M.Div., Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary, Ft. Worth, Tex., 1994; youth camp director, 1996-2009; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2015); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014, special election to the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 2017, left vacant by the resignation of Thomas Coburn; took the oath of office on January 3, 2015; reelected in 2016 for the tem ending January 3, 2023.