Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker, Jr. ( born August 24, 1952 in Orangeburg, South Carolina) is an American politician ( Republican). Since 2007 he has been a representative of the State of Tennessee at the Senate of the United States.
Corker grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He studied at the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Science in 1974. He then worked in the real estate industry.
In 1994, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Senate of the United States. In the same year he was appointed Commissioner of Finance and Administration of Tennessee and held that post for the next two years from. 2001-2005 Corker held the office of mayor of Chattanooga. 2001 reached his Democratic rival candidate John Wolfe only 2.8 percent of the vote. In 2006 he was elected as a Republican for the state of Tennessee in the U.S. Senate; in 2012 was the re-election with a clear majority. His current term of office will last until 2019.
Corker is married and has two daughters. Together with his family, he lives in Chattanooga.