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Alan K. Simpson

  • American politician
  • Born September 2, 1931

Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who represented Wyoming in the United States Senate (1979–97). He also served as co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic Party co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina. Born in Denver, Colorado, Simpson graduated from the University of Wyoming's law school (1958). Simpson served in the Wyoming House of Representatives (1965–77) and won election to the United States Senate (1978).


An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.




He's a million rubber bands in his resilience.




He has to do the heavy lifting and the windows and the wash, and also protect the president.




Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.




The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.




If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.




If you're in the game long enough, you're going to be the toast of the town one day, and the next day you'll be toast.




There is no 'slippery slope' toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.




You were doing a sadistic little disservice to your country.




Reagan didn't put anything off the table, if he felt it was for the good of the American people to tweak the tax system.




I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don't believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.



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