Politician and Democrat who was the United States Senator from North Dakota from 1987 to 2013. He served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Budget multiple times.
He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy before attending college at Stanford.
He was well known in the Senate for using charts as visual aids when speaking on the floor, and this earned him the nickname "Godfather of Charts."
He had one daughter with his first wife Pam.
He vocally criticized the policies of George W. Bush.