Chuck Grassley Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Photos and Career

Charles Ernest Grassley, known as Chuck Grassley,  is an American politician, member of the Republican Party and Senator of Iowa in the United States Congress since 1981. He was previously elected to the House of Representatives of the United States from 1975 to 1981. Since 2019, he is pro tempore president of the United States Senate.

Quick Facts
Birth name
Charles Ernest Grassley
Born September 17, 1933
Birth place New Hartford, Iowa, United States
Nationality American
University of Northern Iowa (BA, MA)
University of Iowa
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Wife Barbara Speicher
Political party Republican
Children 5
1.78 m
Weight 94 KG
Office Senator (R-IA) since 1981

Early life

Chuck Grassley was born in September 17, 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa, United States, his father was a politician and mother was a professor. He completed early study in New Hartford.


In 1956, Chuck Grassley graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, obtaining a Masters in Political Science. He works part time as a teacher at the University  and takes care of its agricultural corn and soybean farm near Waterloo.

Personal life

Grassley wedded Barbara Ann Speicher on August 23, 1954; the couple have five kids: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, and Jay. Grassley is an individual from The Family, the association that composes the National Prayer Breakfast.His grandson Pat Grassley is an individual from the Iowa House of Representatives. Grassley is likewise known for his generally announced and long-running “fight” with The History Channel over its apparent absence of genuine history programming.



House of Representatives of Iowa

From 1959 to 1974, he is a member of the House of Representatives from Iowa, where he will represent his Butler County native. He was elected the 73th District (1959-1971), 10th District (1971-1973) and 37th district (1973-1975).

House of Representatives of the United States 

In 1974, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives  in the third Iowa District. It acquires a conservative reputation.

United States Senate

In 1980, he went to the United States Senate. He won the Republican primary with about two-thirds of the votes against Tom Stoner, a moderate Republican backed by Gov. Robert D. Ray. During the campaign, he criticizes outgoing Senator John Culver, a member of the Democratic Party, whom he considers too expensive. Grassley takes advantage of the attacks of the “new right” evangelist against it 5 ; worn by the rural areas of the state and by the victory of Ronald Reagan in the presidential election the same day, Grassley wins the election with 53% of votes against 45% for Culver. Popular, he was re-elected in 1986 , 1992 , 1998 , 2004 and 2010 with still more than 64% of the vote. In 2016, he won a sixth term – a first in Iowa – by collecting 60% of the vote against the Democratic candidate and former Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge of the State.

In the Senate, Grassley chairs the committee on aging at the 105th federal legislature and the Finance Committee (briefly during the 107th Legislature and the 108th to 109th parliamentary term and again during the 116th Legislature ) and judicial committee (at 114 e and 115 e legislatures ) . In this post, he does not allow the public hearing of Merrick Garland, appointed by Barack Obama to the Supreme Court of the United States to replace the late Antonin Scalia. He believes, alongside other Senate Republicans, a president should not appoint a judge to the Supreme Court in an election year, citing a similar statement made by Biden in 1992 4.

Grassley is a member of a Baptist group that organizes prayer breakfasts. He is also a member of Freemasonry. He has six Iowa offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Waterloo, as well as offices in Washington, DC 9, where most of his team work.

***Facts About Chuck Grassley***

  • Does he smoke?: No
  • Does he drink alcohol?: No
  • Chuck Grassley was born and raised in New Hartford, Iowa, United States.
  • Height?:                       5 feet 8 inch
  • Weight?:                      94 Kg
  • Hair Color?:               White black
  • Eye Color?:                 Black
  • Hobbies?:                   Reading, traveling.
  • Favorite food?:         Healthy food.
  • Favorite color?:       Blue, black, white and yellow.


Did you know…

  • Chuck Grassley first was elected in 1971 as Member of the
    Iowa House of Representatives.


Year Event
1933 He was born on September 17, 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa, United States.
1954 He got married in 1954.
1971 He became Member of the Iowa House of Representatives.
1981 Became United States Senator from Iowa.
2019 Became 91st President pro tempore of the United States Senate.



Chuck Grassley Photos



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