Dan Coats
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Dan Coats

Republican

5th Director of National Intelligence, former United States Senator from Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Dan Coats

5th Director of National Intelligence, former United States Senator from Indiana
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Daniel Ray Coats (born May 16, 1943) is an American politician and former diplomat. From 2017 to 2019, he served as the Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1989 to 1999 and again from 2011 to 2017. He was the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2005, and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989. Coats served on the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence while in the U.S. Senate. Born in Jackson, Michigan, Coats graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. Coats represented Indiana's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989. He was appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by Dan Quayle following Quayle's election as Vice President of the United States. Coats won the 1990 special election to serve the remainder of Quayle's unexpired term, as well as the 1992 election for a full six-year term.

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Experience

Education

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Juris Doctor
1971
Jackson High School
1961
Wheaton College
Bachelor of Arts
1965
primary school

Past Positions

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Former Senator
United States Senate
2011 - 2016
Senator
United States Senate
1989 - 1998
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1981 - 1988
Republican Deputy Whip
United States Senate
Ambassador
Federal Republic of Germany, United States Department of State
2001 - 2005
District Representative
Office of Representative Dan Quayle, United States House of Representatives
1976 - 1980
Private Practice Attorney
1972
Staff Sergeant
United States Army
1966 - 1968
Employed
Life Insurance Company
Employed
Law Firm of King & Spalding
Special Counsel
Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand

Other Experience

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President
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort Wayne
1978 - 1980
Member
Indiana State Bar Association
1972
Board Co-Chair
Center for Jewish and Christian Values
Co-Founder
Foundation for American Renewal
Board Co-Chair
Sagamore Institute for Policy
Member
Anthony Wayne Rehabilitation Center
Member
Allen County Bar Association
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Chair
Joint Economic Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health Care, United States Senate
Former Member
Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, United States Senate