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Jim Jeffords

Personal data
Date of birthMay 11, 1934(age 82)
Place of birthRutland, Vermont
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican (1966-2001)
Independent (2001-present)
SpouseElizabeth Daley (d. 2007)
ResidenceShrewsbury, Vermont
Alma materYale University, Harvard Law School
OccupationAttorney
ReligionCongregationalist
In officeJanuary 3, 1989 - January 4, 2007
Succeeded byBernie Sanders
Preceded byRobert Stafford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont's At-large district
In officeJanuary 3, 1975 - January 3, 1989
Succeeded byPeter P. Smith
Preceded byRichard W. Mallary
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
In officeJanuary 3, 1997 - January 3, 2001
Succeeded byTed Kennedy
Preceded byNancy Landon Kassebaum
In officeJanuary 20 - June 6, 2001
Succeeded byTed Kennedy
Preceded byTed Kennedy
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In officeJune 6, 2001 - January 3, 2003
Succeeded byJim Inhofe
Preceded byRobert C. Smith

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James Merrill "Jumpin Jim" Jeffords (born May 11, 1934) is a former U.S. Senator from Vermont. He served as a Republican until 2001, when he left the party to become an independent. He retired from the Senate in 2006.


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