BORN: Feb. 4, 1947, at Indianapolis, Ind.

EDUCATION: Indiana University, law degree, 1974; DePaul University, bachelor of arts, 1969.

OCCUPATION: Lawyer, newspaper publisher, U.S. senator.

EXPERIENCE: U.S. senator from Indiana, 1981 to present. He defeated three-term liberal Democratic Sen. Birch Bayh using the slogan "A New Generation of Leadership." He serves on the Armed Forces, Budget and Labor and Human Resources committees. He is the ranking Republican on the Labor subcommittee.

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1977 to 1981.

Worked on family owned newspapers in Indiana.

MILITARY CAREER: Member of the Indiana National Guard, 1969 to 1975.

FAMILY: Married Marilyn Tucker; they are parents of three children. His grandfather, the late Eugene Pulliam, was a conservative newspaper publisher in Indiana.

RELIGION: Presbyterian.

HOME: Indianapolis.