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Preceded by  Richard W. Bolling
Alma mater  Grinnell College
Education  Grinnell College
Preceded by  Harold L. Holliday
Religion  Church of Christ
Party  Democratic Party
Political party  Democratic
Name  Alan Wheat
Succeeded by  Karen McCarthy
Children  3
Role  American Politician

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Born  October 16, 1951 (age 64) San Antonio, Texas (1951-10-16)

Alan Dupree Wheat (born October 16, 1951) is an American politician from the state of Missouri.


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Early life

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Wheat graduated from Grinnell College in 1972 and served in the Missouri General Assembly from 1977 to 1982. When Congressman Richard Walker Bolling chose to retire after the 1982 election, Wheat won the Democratic primary and he went on to win the general election to succeed Bolling.

House career and Senate campaign

Wheat was the youngest member of the United States House of Representatives ever to be appointed to the Rules Committee, and was also the first African-American to represent a district with a non-liberal white majority. He was also a member of the United States House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families

After United States Senator John Danforth said he would not run for re-election in the 1994 election, Wheat chose to leave the House and instead run for Danforth's seat. Wheat lost the general election to former governor John Ashcroft. Karen McCarthy was elected to succeed him in the House.

Post-Congressional career

After his Senate race, Wheat was chosen as vice president of Public Policy and Government Relations at CARE. He served as deputy campaign manager of President Bill Clinton's re-election campaign in 1996. In 1997, Wheat formed the lobbying group Wheat Government Relations. Wheat Government Relations is a full service lobbying firm representing clients on a broad range of issues including: Health Care, Energy, Financial Services, Education, Telecommunications, Information Technology, etc.

Wheat Government Relations represents clients on the issues of: 1) Health Care 2) Federal Budget & Appropriations [1]; 3) Indian & Native American Affairs [2];

Wheat currently serves on the Board of Directors at CARE. He has three children.


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