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Robert Guy TORRICELLI

(1951- )
Senate Years of Service:
1997-2003
Party:
Democrat

TORRICELLI, Robert Guy, a Representative and a Senator from New Jersey; born in Paterson, N.J., August 27, 1951; long-time resident of Englewood, N.J.; graduated from Storm King School, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. 1970; A.B., Rutgers University 1974; J.D., Rutgers School of Law 1988; M.P.A., Harvard University 1980; admitted to New Jersey bar 1978; assistant to the Governor of New Jersey 1975-1977; counsel to Vice President Walter Mondale 1978-1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 2, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1996, but was elected to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1997, to January 3, 2003; renominated in 2002 but withdrew from the race on September 30, 2002.

Bibliography

Torricelli, Robert, and Andrew Carroll, eds., In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of the American Century. New York: WSP, 1999; Torricelli, Robert. Quotations for Public Speakers: A Historical, Literary, and Political Anthology. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

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

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