Clark Ogilvie, Senior Minority Staffer

Clark Ogilvie
National Journal
Jerry Hagstrom
Sept. 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Ogilvie, the seni­or Demo­crat­ic pro­fes­sion­al staff mem­ber, is in charge of the three is­sues that mat­ter most to farm­ers and busi­nesses: com­mod­ity policy, crop in­sur­ance, and the fu­tures in­dustry.

He is the rare Ag­ri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee staffer who was not raised on or near a farm, and so he has learned these is­sues on the job.

Ogilvie, 44, grew up in Mem­ph­is, Tenn., and gradu­ated from Rhodes Col­lege in 1991. He came to Wash­ing­ton, took a paid in­tern­ship in the Sen­ate Com­puter Cen­ter, and was in­stalling com­puters when then-Sen. Jim Sas­s­er, D-Tenn., hired him as a le­gis­lat­ive cor­res­pond­ent.

After stints work­ing for Al Gore’s Sen­ate of­fice and at a law firm — and fin­ish­ing law school — Ogilvie moved to the Ag­ri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee staff in 2005, when Rep. Col­lin Peterson, D-Minn., be­came the rank­ing mem­ber.

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