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Paul Tsongas

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 14, 1941
Place of birthLowell, Massachusetts
Date of deathJanuary 18, 1997(age 55)
Place of deathLowell, Massachusetts
Resting placeLowell Cemetery
Lowell, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseNiki Tsongas
Alma materDartmouth
Yale Law School
Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University)
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1979 January 2, 1985
Succeeded byJohn Kerry
Preceded byEdward Brooke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 5th district
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1975 January 3, 1979
Succeeded byJames Shannon
Preceded byPaul W. Cronin

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Paul Efthemios Tsongas (c-eniconˈsɒŋɡəs; ; February 14, 1941 - January 18, 1997) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1979 to 1985. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1992 presidential election. He previously served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district (1975 1979) and held local political office.

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