With the news that Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse plans to resign by the end of the year to become president of the University of Florida, another prominent Republican critic of former President Donald Trump will be leaving the political scene.
Ben Sasse, whose full name is Benjamin Eric Sasse, was born on February 22, 1972, in Plainview, Nebraska. He is an American politician who was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and began representing Nebraska in that body the following year.
Sasse grew up in Fremont, which is near Omaha, Nebraska. He did well in high school there. He went on to study at Harvard University (B.A. in 1994), St. John’s College (M.A. in 1998), and the University of Oxford. In the mid-1990s, he got married, and he and his wife, Melissa, went on to have three children. Sasse also went to Yale University, where he earned a Ph.D. in history in 2004.
Since the news got out, there are a lot of questions about Ben on the internet. Who is Ben Sasse’s wife? is a question that comes up often. To find out more, stick to the article.
Who Is Ben Sasse’s Wife Melissa McLeod?
Ben Sasse married Melissa McLeod in 1995. Melissa is from the city of Birmingham, Alabama. She came from a military family, and she was born on an Air Force base in California.
Melissa worked as a high school teacher and guidance counselor in New Haven, Connecticut. During this time, Sasse was working towards his Ph.D. in American history. She has degrees from the University of Alabama and Georgia Mason University. She had a major health scare in 2007 when she was 37 and had a brain aneurysm. Within six months, Melissa had made a great recovery.
Melissa still teaches, but at home to a much smaller group: their children.
They have three kids together: two girls, Elizabeth and Alexandra, and a boy, Breck.
Melissa and Ben Sasse live in Fremont, Nebraska, with their kids. But when Congress is in session, they also spend a lot of time in Washington, D.C.
When The Couple Began Dating
Ben Sasse and Melissa McLeod have been dating since college. During college, they got to know each other better on a Christian mission trip. Sasse wrote on the bio section of his Facebook page that he met his “lifelong soulmate” on that trip. (The page has been changed to be less public.),as per Heavy.
They got married three years later, right after they finished college. In the mid-1990s, they were newlyweds and lived in Chicago. Sasse told CSPAN in an interview that at the time, he and his wife Melissa lived across the street from Northwestern University.
They went to New Haven, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas, for his work. When he was named president of Midland University in 2009, the family moved back to Nebraska.
Meet Ben Sasse On Social Media
Ben Sasse is present on Instagram as @senatorsasse. He has 18.2K followers there. The majority of the posts there are about his job. He is also present on Facebook as Senator Ben Sasse. Here, he has a large group of followers. He brags that 86K people follow him.
Ben has 176K followers on Twitter, where you can find him under the handle @SenSasse. He also has a YouTube channel called @Senator Ben Sasse, where 13.7K people follow him.