Senator Richard Shelby

Senior Senator from Alabama, Republican

Top Industries
#IndustryYr AmountCareer Amount
1Securities & Investment$678,238$1,684,582
3Lawyers/Law Firms$351,600$2,507,250
4Real Estate$266,400$1,278,953
5Finance/Credit Companies$256,200$650,329
6Commercial Banks$208,250$1,095,432
7Misc Finance$176,850$372,807
9Defense Aerospace$151,200$528,569
10Misc Defense$146,850$479,814
Top Donors 2014
#DonorYr AmountCareer Amount
1Travelers Companies$60,500$113,250
2Bank of New York Mellon$46,250$46,250
3FMR Corp$44,000$78,250
4General Electric$43,500$73,500
5American Express$41,700$41,700
6Drummond Co$40,600$130,600
7Morgan Stanley$40,100$40,100
8JPMorgan Chase & Co$37,950$164,771
9Goldman Sachs$36,600$69,600
10Morris, Haynes & Hornsby$32,600$104,300

Bio Information

SHELBY, Richard C., (1934 - ) Senate Years of Service: 1987- Party: Democrat; Republican SHELBY, Richard C., a Senator and a Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Ala., May 6, 1934; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Alabama 1957; graduated, University of Alabama School of Law 1963; admitted to the Alabama bar in 1961 and commenced practice in Tuscaloosa; city prosecutor, Tuscaloosa 1963-1971; United States Commissioner, Northern District of Alabama 1966-1970; member, Alabama State senate 1970-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1987; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1992, 1998, 2004, and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; changed from the Democratic to the Republican Party in 1994; chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]); chair, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

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