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John Boozman
John Boozman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
U.S. Senator from Arkansas
From: January 5, 2011 – Present
Predecessor Blanche Lincoln
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Arkansas's 3rd District
From: November 20, 2001 – January 3, 2011
Predecessor Asa Hutchinson
Successor Steve Womack
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Party Republican
Spouse(s) Cathy Boozman
Religion Baptist

John Boozman (born December 10, 1950 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is the junior Republican United States Senator from Arkansas, defeating incumbent Democrat Blanche Lincoln during the 2010 election. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Veterans' Affairs Committee. Previously he was U.S. Representative from Arkansas' third congressional district. Boozman attended the University of Arkansas and Southern College of Optometry.

He won a special election in November 2001 to replace Asa Hutchinson, who resigned to head the Drug Enforcement Administration. He faced modest Democratic opposition in 2004 and 2006, however was unopposed in his 2008 reelection.

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