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Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar
Personal data
Date of birthMay 25, 1960(age 55)
Place of birthPlymouth, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic-Farmer-Labor
SpouseJohn Bessler
ChildrenAbigail Klobuchar Bessler
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
Alma materYale University (B.A.)
University of Chicago (J.D.)
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2007
Serving with Al Franken
Preceded byMark Dayton
Hennepin County Attorney
In office1999 - 2007
Succeeded byMichael O. Freeman
Preceded byMichael O. Freeman

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Amy Jean Klobuchar ( , born May 25, 1960) is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. She is the first elected female senator from Minnesota and is one of seventeen female senators serving in the 112th United States Congress.

Formerly county attorney of Hennepin County, Klobuchar was the chief prosecutor for the most populous county in Minnesota. She was a legal adviser to former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale and partner in two prominent law firms. She has been cited by the New York Times as one of the seventeen women most likely to become the first female President of the United States and by MSNBC as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Klobuchar served as Minnesota's only senator between January 3, 2009 and July 7, 2009, due to the contested results of Minnesota's senatorial election held the previous year.

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