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Biographical background on 2006 Dartmouth honorary degree recipientsJUDD GREGG(Doctor of Laws)

Posted 05/01/06 • Roland Adams (603) 646-3661

Judd Gregg
Judd Gregg

United States Senator Judd Gregg, a Republican, is currently serving his third term representing New Hampshire. With the 109th Congress, Gregg holds a number of key leadership and committee positions that give him an influential voice in national affairs, including serving as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. He is a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and he retains his position on the Senate Appropriations Committee with seats on the Commerce, Justice and Science, Interior, Defense, Labor-Health-Education, and State and Foreign Operations subcommittees. On these committees, he impacts the national debate on such vital issues as overseeing the federal budget, homeland security and national defense, education, international affairs, law enforcement, Social Security, and health care.

Gregg's accomplishments include working to secure our homeland and defend our nation against terrorism locally and nationally; promoting responsible federal spending; increasing America's energy independence; supporting policies that promote strong economic growth in New Hampshire and the nation; and protecting New Hampshire's environment.

A New Hampshire native, Gregg was born in Nashua on Feb. 14, 1947. He was educated in Nashua public schools, at Phillips Exeter Academy (1965), and at Columbia University (A.B., 1969). He received his J.D. in 1972 from Boston University Law School and his L.L.M. in tax law in 1975. Upon graduating from law school, he returned to Nashua and became a partner in the law firm of Sullivan, Gregg and Horton.

Gregg has the unique honor of being the first elected official in New Hampshire history to serve the state in each of the following capacities: three terms as United States Senator, 1993- present; two terms as Governor of New Hampshire, 1989-1993; four terms as United States Representative for New Hampshire's Second Congressional District, 1981-1989; and one term as Executive Councilor for New Hampshire's District 5, 1979-1981.

Gregg strongly supports New Hampshire's higher education community by developing and supporting programs that make these institutions stand out as leaders. He has returned more than $400 million to New Hampshire colleges and universities, including the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State College, Southern New Hampshire University, Dartmouth College, Franklin Pierce College, Saint Anselm College, and others. He has also brought millions of dollars to the Granite State for law enforcement initiatives.

Senator Gregg's numerous conservation efforts include preserving and protecting many environmentally-sensitive areas, including: the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters; Lake Umbagog; the Great Bay Estuarine Research Reserve; Trout Pond; 13 Mile Woods; and conservation lands surrounding Lake Tarleton.

He is married to Kathleen MacLellan Gregg. They have three children, all of whom attended Dartmouth: Molly, Class of 2000, Sarah, Class of 2002, and Joshua, Class of 2006.

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