"Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats" is the Seniority/senior United States Senate/United States Senator from Indiana and a member of the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party. He was in the United States Senate from 1989 to 1999, retired, and then returned in 2011.
Born in Jackson, Michigan/Jackson, Michigan, Coats graduated from Wheaton College, Illinois/Wheaton College in Illinois and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He served in the United States Army/U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. Before serving in the U.S. Senate, Coats was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Indiana's 4th congressional district from 1981 to 1989. He was appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by Dan Quayle following Quayle's United States presidential election, 1988/election as Vice President of the United States in 1988. Coats won the United States Senate special election in Indiana, 1990/1990 special election to serve the remainder of Quayle's unexpired term, as well as the United States Senate election in Indiana, 1992/1992 election for a full six-year term. He did not seek reelection in United States Senate election in Indiana, 1998/1998, and was succeeded by Evan Bayh.More Dan Coats on Wikipedia.
If great intellectual powerhouse is a qualification to be a member of the court and represent the American people and the wishes of the American people and to interpret the Constitution, then I think we have a court so skewed on the intellectual side that we may not be getting representation of America as a whole.Dan Coats