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Paul David WELLSTONE

(1944-2002)
Senate Years of Service:
1991-2002
Party:
Democrat

WELLSTONE, Paul David, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Washington, D.C., July 21, 1944; attended the public schools in Arlington, Va.; B.A., University of North Carolina, 1965; Ph.D., University of North Carolina 1969; taught political science at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1969-1990; director, Minnesota Community Energy Program, September 1983-September 1984; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1990; reelected in 1996 and served from January 3, 1991, until his death in a plane crash on October 25, 2002; interment in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Wellstone, Paul D. The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda. New York: Random House, 2001; Lofy, Bill. Paul Wellstone: The Life of a Passionate Progressive. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

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

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