Bob Corker

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Person.png Bob Corker   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businessman, politician)
BornAugust 24, 1952
Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville)
SpouseElizabeth Corker
Senator from Tennessee 2007-2019, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2015-2019

Employment.png United States Senator from Tennessee

In office
January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2019
Preceded byBill Frist
Serving with Lamar Alexander

Employment.png Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

In office
January 3, 2015 - January 3, 2019
Preceded byRobert Menendez

Employment.png Mayor of Chattanooga

In office
April 16, 2001 - April 18, 2005

Robert Phillips Corker Jr. is an American businessman and politician who was a United States Senator from Tennessee from 2007 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2015 to 2019.[1]

In 1978, Corker founded a construction company, which he sold in 1990. This increased his net worth to $45 million. He ran in the 1994 United States Senate election in Tennessee, but was defeated in the Republican primary by Bill Frist. Appointed by Governor Don Sundquist, Corker was Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee from 1995 to 1996, preceded by David Manning and succeeded by John Ferguson.[2] He later acquired two of the largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being elected the 71st Mayor of Chattanooga in March 2001; he served one term (2001–2005).

Corker announced his candidacy for the 2006 United States Senate election in Tennessee after Frist announced his retirement. Corker narrowly defeated Democratic U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. in the general election, with 51% of the vote. In 2012 Corker was reelected, defeating Democrat Mark E. Clayton, 65% to 30%. On September 26, 2017, Corker announced that he would not seek reelection in 2018; fellow Republican U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn was elected to succeed him.[3]


Events Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/201422 January 201425 January 2014Switzerland2604 guests in Davos considered "Reshaping The World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016World Economic Forum
Attended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".