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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

John F. (Jack) REED

(1949- )
Senate Years of Service:
1997-
Party:
Democrat

REED, John F. (Jack), a Senator and a Representative 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 1971-1979 and Army Reserve 1979-1991; 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; reelected in 2002, and again in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015.

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

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