Dirk Kempthorne

Dirk Arthur Kempthorne is an American politician who served as the 49th United States Secretary of the Interior from 2006 to 2009 under President George W. Bush. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a United States Senator from Idaho from 1993 to 1999 and the 30th Governor of Idaho from 1999 to 2006. He is known for his conservative views, particularly on economic issues. Wikipedia*

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Dirk Kempthorne has 196 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Convention as a U.S. Senate Candidate. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 34 videos as a Republican Senator for Idaho. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1996 with an average of 7,000 views per program. Most appearances with Paul Patton (10), Jennifer M. Granholm (9), Mark R. Warner (8). Most common tags: State Politics, Idaho, Health Policy.

Appearances by Title:c. November 1, 2010 - Present President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers

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c. January 8, 1999 - c. May 26, 2006 Videos: 45 Secretary, Department of the Interior c. May 26, 2006 - c. January 1, 2009 Videos: 17 U.S. Senator, R-ID January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1999 Videos: 131 U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. August 18, 1992 - c. February 24, 1993 Videos: 3

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