Baucus earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a law degree from Stanford University. He has one son, Zeno.
Baucus' live-in girlfriend, Melodee Hanes, had her eye on the Montana U.S. attorney post for years before he nominated her. She withdrew her nomination in March.
Being named U.S. attorney "was the career path she was working on" since at least 2002, said Yellowstone County Attorney Dennis Paxinos.
Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Max Baucus in his successful Senate run as candidate for Missouri.
Baucus received $5000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008.
- Senate Finance Committee
- Chairman, Subcommittee on International Trade
- Subcommittee on Long Term Growth and Debt Reduction
- Subcommittee on Taxation and Oversight
- Senate Agriculture Committee
- Chairman of Subcommittee on Marketing, Inspection, and Product Promotion
- Subcommittee on Production and Price Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization
- Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
- Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Saftey
- Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health
- Joint Committee on Taxation