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Richard BLUMENTHAL

(1946- )
Senate Years of Service:
2011-
Party:
Democrat

BLUMENTHAL, Richard, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 13, 1946; graduated Harvard University, B.A., 1967; attended Cambridge University, 1967-1968; graduated Yale University, J.D., 1973; editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves 1970-1976; White House aide 1969-1970; law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun 1974-1975; administrative assistant to Senator Abraham Ribicoff 1975-1976; United States Attorney for Connecticut 1977-1981; lawyer; member of the Connecticut state house of representatives 1984-1987; member of the Connecticut state senate 1987-1990; attorney general of Connecticut 1991-2010; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017.

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

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