Rick Santorum
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Rick Santorum

Politician
Male
Born May 10, 1958

Richard John "Rick" Santorum is an American author, attorney, and Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 until 2007. He ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Born in Virginia, Santorum was raised primarily in Butler, Pennsylvania.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rick Santorum.

CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on May 10, 1958.

TEENAGE

1976 18 Years Old After his parents transferred to the Naval Station Great Lakes in northern Illinois, Santorum attended the Roman Catholic Carmel High School in Mundelein, Illinois, for one year, graduating in 1976.

TWENTIES

1980 22 Years Old Santorum attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate studies, serving as chairman of the university's College Republicans chapter and graduating with a BA degree with honors in political science in 1980. … Read More
1981 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He then completed a one-year MBA program at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1981. … Read More

THIRTIES

Santorum left his private law practice in 1990 after his election to the House of Representatives. … Read More
1992 - 1993 2 More Events
Santorum was elected as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania in 1994. … Read More
In 1996, Santorum served as Chairman of the Republican Party Task Force on Welfare Reform, and contributed to legislation that became the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. … Read More

FORTIES

2000 - 2004 8 More Events
In 2005, Santorum sponsored the Iran Freedom and Support Act, which appropriated $10 million aimed at regime change in Iran. … Read More
In 2006, Santorum sought re-election to a third Senate term. … Read More
In January 2007, Santorum joined the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a D.C.-based conservative think tank as director of its America's Enemies Program focusing on foreign threats to the United States, including Islamic fascism, Venezuela, North Korea and Russia.

FIFTIES

On February 1, 2008, Santorum said he would vote for Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican presidential primary race. … Read More
2009 - 2010 3 More Events
He formed a presidential exploratory committee on April 13, 2011.
…  He ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
2013 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2013, Santorum became Chairman and CEO of EchoLight Studios, a Dallas-based Christian movie company. … Read More
In 2015, Santorum called for more restrictions on family-based immigration after warning of a "flood of legal—not illegal—immigrants to our country", which he blamed for depressing the median income of American workers. … Read More
He ended his campaign on February 3, 2016. … Read More
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