1947 – Born on the 5th of July in New York City, New York.
1988 – He was was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives representing the Town and Country area.
2000 – He won a closely contested Republican primary election to replace Jim Talent.
– He defeated Missouri Senator Ted House in the general election.
2001 – He has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Missouri’s 2nd congressional district.
– He is currently a member of the Armed Services Committee, Science Committee, and Small Business Committee.