Just the Facts …Title: Chairman,

Jan 9, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Just the Facts …

Title: Chairman, Senate Commerce Committee

How long in current position: In Senate since December 1968; Commerce Committee chairmanship began last week

Year of birth: 1923

Place of birth: Indianapolis

What to watch for: As chairman of the committee, he has oversight of key legislation affecting the media, ranging from efforts to crack down on indecency to checking cable TV rates.

Who knew? He was a surfer as a teenager in Manhattan Beach, Calif.