Roger Wicker

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Roger F. Wicker is a Republican Senator from Mississippi. He was appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour to replace Trent Lott, who resigned at the end of 2007. Wicker represented Mississippi's first district from 1994-2007. Before that, he served two terms in the State Senate, from 1986-1994.

Wicker is an attorney, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is a Baptist. He and his wife Gayle have three adult children.

Corruption

  • In 2007, Wicker got a $6 million earmark for defense contractor, Aurora Flight Sciences, whose executives were big contributors to his reelection campaign. (Source: Wicker's Earmark Elicits Criticism, by Matthew Mosk, Washington Post, Jan. 16, 2008, p. A3.)

External Links

  • Roger Wicker Biography (US House of Representatives)
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