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Michael F. BENNET

(1964- )
Senate Years of Service:
2009-
Party:
Democrat

BENNET, Michael F., a Senator from Colorado; born in New Delhi, India, November 28, 1964; B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., 1987; J.D., Yale Law School, 1993, editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal; counsel to U.S. deputy attorney general 1995-1997; special assistant U.S. attorney, Conn., 1997; managing director, Anschutz Investment Co. 1997-2003; chief of staff to mayor of Denver, Colo., 2003-2005; superintendent, Denver Public Schools 2005-2009; appointed January 21, 2009, to the United States Senate for the term ending January 3, 2011, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Kenneth L. Salazar; took the oath of office on January 22, 2009; elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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