Max Baucus

Max Baucus DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Max BaucusDEMDemocrat American politician
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MTResidence (state)

Maxwell Sieben Baucus (né Enke; born December 11, 1941) is an American politician who served as a United States senator from Montana from 1978 to 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a U.S. senator for over 35 years, making him the longest-serving U.S. senator in Montana history. President Barack Obama appointed Baucus to replace Gary Locke as the 11th U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, a position he held from 2014 until 2017.As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Baucus played an influential role in the debate over health care reform in the United States. He was also chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and was chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Before his election to the Senate, Baucus was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978, representing Montana's 1st congressional district. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1973 to 1974.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Carleton College
1959 - 1960
Stanford University
1964
Helena High School
Stanford Law School
1967
primary school
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Senator
United States Senate
1978
Representative
United States House of Representatives
1974 - 1978
Representative
Montana State House of Representatives
1973 - 1974
Experience
United States Ambassador to China, 2014-present
Attorney
George and Baucus Law Firm
1971
Attorney
Civil Aeronautics Board
1967 - 1971
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Member
Montana Bar Association
1969
Committee Coordinator
Montana's Constitutional Convention
1972
Executive Director
Montana's Constitutional Convention
1972
Co-Chair
Senate Beef Caucus
Majority Trust Co-Chair
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Member
Senate Tourism Caucus
Member
Senate Sweetener Caucus
Member
Senate Rural Health Caucus
Member
Senate Information Technology Caucus
Member
Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee
Member
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Vice-Chair
United States Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care