At a Glance
- Career History:
(1988 to 1992); U.S. House of
(1980 to 1988); New Hampshire Executive Councilor (1978 to 1980)
- Birthday: February 14, 1947
- Hometown: Nashua, N.H.
- Alma Mater: Columbia University, B.A., 1969; Boston University, J.D., 1972; Boston University, LL.M, 1975
- Spouse: Kathleen MacLellan Gregg
- Religion: Protestant
- DC Office: 393 Rayburn Senate Office Building, 202-224-3324
- State Office: Berlin, 603-752-2604; Concord, 603-225-7115; Manchester, 603-622-7979; Nashua, 603-557-3823; Portsmouth, 603-431-2171
- Email: not available
- Web site
Path to Power
The Nashua native was born and raised with New Hampshire Republican roots. His father, the late Hugh Gregg, was elected governor in 1952 when Judd was 5 years old, and played a powerful role in preserving New Hampshire's status as the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Gregg graduated from Columbia University in 1969. He studied law at Boston University, where he received his first law degree in 1972, followed by a degree in tax law in 1975. Then Gregg returned to Nashua to practice.
Gregg is considered a go-to lawmaker for Republicans on education, health and labor initiatives. He has also been recognized for his work on environmental conservation.
"Most of the issues I tend to push are things I think are at the essence of Republican governance," he said in 2007.
Gregg has reached across the aisle to work with Democratic stalwart Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). The two, who hail from neighboring states, worked together on No Child Left Behind as well as the 2005 Gulf Coast Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Act.
Gregg had strong ties to the George W. Bush administration. He called President Bush a "good friend" in 2003 and was New Hampshire state party chairman for Bush's 2000 campaign.