Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party, who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming. His father, Milward L. Simpson, was also a member of the U.S. Senate from Wyoming (1962–1967) and a Wyoming governor (1955–1959) as well.
Simpson was appointed in 2010, to co-chair President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina.
Simpson has an older brother, Peter K. Simpson of Cody, a historian and a former administrator at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, who served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1981 to 1984, having represented Sheridan County, while he was then an administrator at Sheridan College. Pete Simpson was the 1986 Republican gubernatorial nominee, having sought the office while his younger brother was serving in the U.S. Senate...
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