Sasser, James Ralph (09/30/1936-)

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  • Occupation: Attorney, U.S. Senator, U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Committees/Roles: Ad Hoc Committee on Food Services, Member, 1985-1986


  • Sasser, James R
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Smithsonian Board of Regents

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Senator (Democrat)




  • For information on his appointment, see "The Torch," October 1983.
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the one hundredth Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive). Bicentennial Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989; International Who's Who. 62nd edition, 1998-1999. London: Europa Publications, 1998; Who's Who in America. 53rd edition, 1999. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1998; Who's Who in American Politics. 16th edition, 1997-1998. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1997.

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Regent Tenure: 09/1983-01/03/1995


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