Michael Richard Pence is an American politician who served as the 48th vice president of the United States from 2017 to 2021 under Donald Trump. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and then from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. He lost two House bids in 1988 and 1990 and was a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. After being elected to the House in 2000, Pence represented Indiana's 2nd district from 2001 to 2003 and 6th district from 2003 to 2013. He chaired the Republican Study Committee from 2005 to 2007 and House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011. He was elected governor of Indiana in 2012.
Republican Party (United States) vice presidential nominees
Governors of Indiana
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumni
Converts to evangelical Christianity from Roman Catholicism
Hanover College alumni
American Christian Zionists
The Heritage Foundation
Politicians from Indianapolis
Tea Party movement activists
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