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Name: Larry Edwin Craig                                                             
Born: 20 July 1945 Council, Idaho                                                   
Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is an American politician from the state     
of Idaho. As a Republican, he has represented the state of Idaho in the United       
States Senate since 1991. In addition, Craig served in the U.S. House of             
Representatives, representing Idaho's 1st congressional district (1981–1991).     
Including his service in the House of Representatives, Craig is the second-longest   
serving member of the United States Congress in Idaho history, trailing only         
William Edgar Borah. In addition to serving in Congress, Craig has been a member     
of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association since 1983. Craig       
has also been selected for induction into the Idaho Hall of Fame. Although he       
was selected in March 2007, the announcement was made in October 2007.               
On August 27, 2007 the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call revealed that Craig had     
been arrested for lewd conduct in the men's bathroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul     
International Airport on June 11, 2007, and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of     
disorderly conduct on August 8, 2007. As a result of the controversy                 
surrounding his arrest and subsequent guilty plea, Senator Craig announced his       
intention to resign from the Senate at a news conference on September 1, 2007,       
which was to become effective on September 30, 2007. After failing to withdraw       
his guilty plea, on October 4, 2007, Craig released a statement refusing to         
resign as Senator for Idaho. Craig has stated that he will not run for re-election   
in 2008.