1947 - Born on the 9th of December in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
1969 - Graduated in South Dakota State University.
- He served in the United States Air Force.
1978 - Elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress.
1986 - Served as a Democrat to the United States Senate.
1989 - Became minority leader to the United States Senate.
1992 - He was re-elected to the United States Senate.
2003 - Became majority leader United States Senate.
2004 - He was unsuccessful candidate for reelection in the United States Senate.
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- ""As the representatives of the people we are here to declare that our resolve has not been weakened by these horrific and cowardly acts."[referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon]"