NICKLES, Donald Lee, (1948 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1981-2005
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

NICKLES, Donald Lee, a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Ponca City, Kay County, Okla., December 6, 1948; attended the public schools; graduated, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater 1971; served in the National Guard 1970-1976; businessman; member, Oklahoma State senate 1979-1980; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1980; reelected in 1986, 1992 and 1998 and served from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 2005; chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee (One Hundred First Congress), Republican Policy Committee (One Hundred Second to One Hundred Fourth Congresses), Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Eighth Congress); Republican whip (1996-2003); was not a candidate for reelection in 2004.