HUTCHINSON, Asa, (1950 - )


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HUTCHINSON, Asa, (brother of Timothy Hutchinson), a Representative from Arkansas; born in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., December 3, 1950; graduated from Springdale High School, Springdale, Ark., 1968; B.S., Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C., 1972; J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 1975; city attorney, Bentonville, Ark., 1977-1978; United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1982-1985; unsuccessful candidate for Arkansas attorney general, 1990; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1986; chairman, Arkansas State Republican Committee, 1990-1995; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and to the two succeeding Congresses, served until resignation on August 6, 2001 (January 3, 1997-August 6, 2001); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of President William Jefferson Clinton; Director, Drug Enforcement Administration, 2001-2003; Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security, 2003-2005.