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Paul G. Kirk

Paul G Kirk
Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 18, 1938(age 77)
Place of birthNewton, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseGail Kirk
ResidenceMarstons Mills, Massachusetts
Alma materHarvard Law School (J.D.)
Harvard University (A.B.)
ReligionRoman Catholic
In officeSeptember 24, 2009 - February 4, 2010
Succeeded byScott Brown
Preceded byTed Kennedy
39th Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office1985 - 1989
Succeeded byRon Brown
Preceded byCharles T. Manatt
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
In office1983 - 1985
Succeeded bySharon Pratt Dixon
Preceded byCharles Curry

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Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. (born January 18, 1938) is an American politician and lawyer who served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, having been appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Ted Kennedy. From 1985 to 1989, he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He has also served as the co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, the chairman of the board of directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation,

and a member of the board of directors of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

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