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Patty MURRAY

(1950- )
Senate Years of Service:
1993-
Party:
Democrat

MURRAY, Patty, a Senator from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 11, 1950; graduated, Washington State University 1972; education volunteer 1977-1984; instructor, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Wash., 1984-1987; citizen lobbyist for environmental and educational issues 1983-1988; member, board of directors, Shoreline School District 1985-1989, serving as president and legislative representative for two terms; member, Washington state senate 1988-1992, Democratic whip 1990-1992; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1992; reelected in 1998, 2004 and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; chairwoman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2001-2003, 2011-), Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Twelfth Congress; Democratic Conference secretary (2007-).

Bibliography

”Patty Murray,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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