Congress and Senate
He served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1975-79) and three terms in the U.S. Senate (1979-97), losing re-election to Tim Johnson (1996). He was the first Vietnam veteran to be elected to the Senate.
On Sunday, April 19, 2015 Pressler was confirmed as a church member by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, a who introduced him to the Book of Mormon. He was baptized earlier by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor