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Thomas Richard CARPER

(1947- )
Senate Years of Service:
2001-
Party:
Democrat

CARPER, Thomas Richard, a Senator and a Representative from Delaware; born in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., January 23, 1947; attended public schools; graduated, Whetstone High School, Columbus, Ohio 1964; B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus 1968; University of Delaware, Newark, M.B.A. 1975; served in the United States Navy 1968-1973; Naval Reserve, commander, 1973 to present; Delaware State treasurer 1976-1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); governor of Delaware 1993-2001; chairman of the National Governors Association 1998-1999; elected to the United States Senate in 2000 for term commencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013.

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

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