Trent Lott


Born: 10/9/1941 in Grenada, Mississippi, USA
Age: 82

Full name: Chester Trent Lott Sr.
Noted For: U.S. Rep. (R-MS, 1973-89), U.S. Senator (R-MS, 1989-2007), Senate Majority Leader (1996-2001). Resigned as majority leader due to controversy over his support of Strom Thurmond.
Quotation: "When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over the years, either."