Ben Sasse: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Retirement

Ben Sasse: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Retirement,  Website, Education, Ben Sasse 2024, Books, Statement, Speech, News, replacement: Ben Sasse is an American Politician who served as Nebraska’s United States senator for eight years. A Harvard College graduate, Ben holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in American history from Yale University. At present, he is serving as the President-designate of the University of Florida. Besides being a politician, Sasse is also the author of two books that became national best-sellers.

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Ben Sasse Early Life and Family

Benjamin Eric Sasse was born in Plainview, Nebraska on February 22, 1972. His father, Gary Lynn Sasse is a high school teacher and a football coach. His mother is Linda Sasse. He met his wife Melissa McLeod on a college trip. The couple got married and has three children- Corrie, Alex, and Breck.

Ben Sasse with his family

Ben Sasse Education

In 1990, he completed his high school education at Fermont Senior High School. He was also the valedictorian of his class.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1994. In 1988, he earned his Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from St. John’s College. Moreover, he has also earned two postgraduate degrees in Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy respectively. He was selected as a Harvey Fellow by The Mustard Seed Foundation in 2000.

In 2004, he earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in American History from Yale University. Jon Butler and Hary Stout were the directors of his dissertation titled “The Anti-Madalyn Majority: Secular Left, Religious Right, and the Rise of Reagan’s America”. Sasse won Theron Rockwell Field and George Washington Egleston Prizes for the same.

Benjamin Sasse Early Career

Before entering American politics, Sasse worked at Boston Consulting Group as an Associate Consultant from 1994 to 1995. Afterward, he was the Consultant/Executive director of Christians United For Reformation (CURE). When CURE merged with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE), Ben served as its Executive Director in California.

In 2004 he joined the Office of Legal Policy as Chief of Staff. At the same time, he was teaching at the University of Texas at Austin as a part-time assistant professor and later continued it full-time.

After leaving Office of Legal Policy in 2005, Ben worked as Chief of Staff to  US Representative Jeff Fortenberry and as a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security.

Next year, he became Counselor to Secretary at the US Department of Health and Human Services. In 2007, he was nominated for the post of Assistant secretary for planning and evaluation by George W. Bush. He served there till 2009.

From 2010 to 2014, Sasse served as the 15th President of Midland University. After this, he entered American politics for a period of eight years. In January 2023, Ben resigned from the position of US Senate. Currently, he is succeeding Kent Fuchs as the President-designate of the University of Florida.

Ben Sasse Political Career

Without any prior experience, Benjamin Eric Sasse entered American politics by announcing his candidacy for US Senate from Nebraska in October 2013. He became the Senate after getting a landslide victory by winning all 93 counties of Nebraska. In 2020, when he decided to run for re-election, Ben again won all 93 counties of Nebraska and created history.

Ben Sasse with others

Tenure served by Ben

  • 2015-2017: 114th Congress
  • 2019-2021: 116th Congress
  • 2021-2023: 117th Congress

Committees served by Ben

  • United States Senate Committee on Finance
  • United States Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • United States Senate Committee on Intelligence
  • United States Senate Committee on the Budget

Ben Eric Sasse Books

Besides being a politician and an academic administrator, Ben is also the author of two books. In 2017, he wrote ‘The Vanishing American Adult’. It was published by St. Martin’s Press. Next year, he wrote another book titled ‘Them: Why We Hate Each Other- and How to Heal’. Both these books were American bestsellers. With James Montogomery, he has also co-edited the book  ‘Here We Stand!: A Call from Confessing Evangelicals for a Modern Reformation’.

Ben Sasse Height, Weight and Net Worth

Ben is a five feet and ten and a half inches tall guy and weighs 61 kilograms. As per the available information, his net worth is approximately $6 million.

Here is the full bio/wiki of Ben Sasse his family,  mother, father, name, age, height in feet, weight, body measurements, interests/hobbies, wife, spouse, address, hometown, ethnicity, birthplace, parents, achievements, school, net worth, birthday, zodiac sign, education, caste, religion, Books,  Political career, and more.

Ben Sasse Information Table

Name Benjamin Eric Sasse
Known as Ben Sasse
Gender Male
Profession Politician and Academic Administrator
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 179cm

meters – 1.79m

feet inches – 5ft 10½in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 61kg

in pounds – 134lbs

Figure Measurements Not known
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown
Date of Birth February 22, 1972
Age (as of 2022) 50
Birth Place Plainview, Nebraska
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Pisces
Nationality American
Hometown Nebraska
School Fermont Senior High School
College/University Harvard University

Yale University

Educational Qualification PhD
Religion N/A
Ethnicity White
Caste N/A
Address Not known
Hobbies/Interests Not Available
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: Gary Lynn Sasse

Mother: Linda Sasse

Siblings  Not known
Husband/Wife/Spouse 1 Wife (Melissa McLeod)
Children Three (Corrie, Alex and Breck)
Net Worth $5 Million

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Some lesser Known Facts about Ben Sasse

  • Ben’s full name is Benjamin Eric Sasse.
  • He has earned one Bachelor’s Degree, three Master’s Degrees, and a Doctorate.
  • Ben won the 2014 elections with a clean sweep. He got majority votes from all 93 counties in Nebraska.
  • His father was a high school teacher and football coach.
  • Sasse studied at Oxford University as a part of the junior year abroad program in 1992.


1. What is Ben Sasse PhD in?

Ben has done PhD in American History from Yale University.

2. Who is Benjamin Eric Sasse wife?

Ben is married to Melissa Sasse.

3. How old is Ben?

Ben is 50 years old.

4. What nationality is Benjamin Eric Sasse?

Sasse is an American national.

5. Which books has Ben written?

Ben has written ‘The Vanishing American Adult’ and ‘Them: Why We Hate Each Other- and How to Heal’.

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