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REED, John F. (Jack)

(1949—)

Senate Years of Service: 1997-
Party: Democrat

REED, John F. (Jack), a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., November 12, 1949; attended St. Matthew’s Elementary School, Cranston, R.I.; graduated, LaSalle Academy, Providence, R.I., 1967; B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point 1971; M.P.P., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 1973; J.D., Harvard Law School 1982; served in the U.S. Army 1976-1979; associate professor, Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy 1977-1979; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar 1983; lawyer; member, Rhode Island State senate 1985-1990; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 2, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1996, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1996 and reelected in 2002 for the term ending January 3, 2009.

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

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