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Jesse Francis BINGAMAN, Jr. (Jeff)

(1943- )
Senate Years of Service:
1983-
Party:
Democrat

BINGAMAN, Jesse Francis, Jr. (Jeff), a Senator from New Mexico; born in El Paso, Tex., October 3, 1943; attended public schools of Silver City, N.Mex.; graduated, Harvard College 1965 and Stanford Law School 1968; served in the United States Army Reserve 1968-1974; admitted to the New Mexico bar 1968; assistant New Mexico attorney general 1969; counsel to State constitutional convention 1969; commenced private practice in 1970; elected New Mexico attorney general 1979-1982; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1982 for the term commencing January 3, 1983; reelected in 1988, 1994, 2000, and again in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013; chairman, Senate Impeachment Trial Committee (1989-1991), Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003], One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Twelfth Congresses).

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

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