|U.S. Senator from Iowa|
From: January 5, 1981-present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Chuck Grassley, born September 17, 1933 (age 83), is a United States Senator from Iowa. He is a member of the Republican Party and throughout the current Congress has voted with a majority of his Republican colleagues eight-three percent of the time.He was elected as a Representative in 1974 January 3, 1981 when he was elected United States Senator.  He is the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and is influential in health care negotiations. Grassley received his graduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa.