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Timothy E. WIRTH

(1939- )
Senate Years of Service:
1987-1993
Party:
Democrat

WIRTH, Timothy E., a Representative and a Senator from Colorado; born in Santa Fe, N.Mex., September 22, 1939; graduated, Harvard University 1961; received a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education 1964; received a doctoral degree from Stanford University 1973; United States Army Reserve 1961-1967; White House fellow 1967-1968; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education 1969-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1975, to January 3, 1987; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1986, and served from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 1993; was not a candidate for reelection in 1992; appointed counselor, Department of State, by President William Jefferson Clinton 1993-1997; became president of the United Nations Foundation in 1997.

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

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