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Paul Spyros SARBANES

(1933- )
Senate Years of Service:
1977-2007
Party:
Democrat

SARBANES, Paul Spyros, (father of John Sarbanes), a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., February 3, 1933; attended the public schools of Salisbury; graduated, Princeton University 1954; attended Balliol College, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar 1954-1957; graduated, Harvard Law School 1960; admitted to the Maryland bar in 1960 and commenced practice in Baltimore; law clerk, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Judicial Circuit 1960-1961; legislative draftsman, Maryland Department of Legislative Reference, Maryland General Assembly 1961; administrative assistant to chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers 1962-1963; executive director, Charter Revision Commission of Baltimore City 1963-1964; member, Maryland house of delegates 1967-1971; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; reelected to the Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994 and 2000, and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 2007; chair, Joint Economic Committee (One Hundredth through One Hundred Second Congresses), Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]); not a candidate for reelection in 2006.

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

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