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Patrick Leahy

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 31, 1940(age 77)
Place of birthMontpelier, Vermont
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseMarcelle Pomerleau
ResidenceBurlington, Vermont
Alma materSt. Michael's College (B.A.)
Georgetown University (J.D.)
OccupationAttorney
Politician
ReligionRoman Catholic
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1975
Serving with Bernie Sanders
Preceded byGeorge Aiken
Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Assumed officeJanuary 4, 2007
Preceded byArlen Specter
In officeJune 6, 2001 - January 3, 2003
Succeeded byOrrin Hatch
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
In officeJanuary 3 - January 20, 2001
Succeeded byOrrin Hatch
Preceded byOrrin Hatch
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In officeJanuary 4, 1987 - January 3, 1995
Succeeded byRichard Lugar
Preceded byJesse Helms

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Patrick Joseph Leahy (-enˈleɪhiːpron; born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont and member of the Democratic Party. He is the first and only elected Democratic United States Senator in Vermont's history. He is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy is the second most senior U.S. Senator, and second longest-serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate having served since 1975.


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