Warren Bruce Rudman was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, May 18, 1930. He attended the public schools of Nashua, N.H.; graduated, Valley Forge Military School, Wayne, Pa., 1948; graduated, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 1952; graduated, Boston College Law School, Boston, Mass., 1960. Rudman served in the United States Army Infantry (1952-1954). He was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1960 and commenced practice in Nashua. Rudman served as legal counsel to the Governor in 1970 and attorney general of New Hampshire from 1970 until 1976. He practiced law in Manchester, N.H. from 1976 until 1980.
Rudman was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 4, 1980, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1981. He was subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 29, 1980, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. Durkin for the term ending January 3, 1981. He was reelected in 1986 and served from December 29, 1980, to January 3, 1993. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1992. After retiring from the Senate, he resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C. and was a co-founder of the Concord Coalition.