Arlen Specter

US Senator, Sr Senator, Democratic  



  • Gender
    Male

    Family
    Wife: Joan; 2 Children: Shanin, Stephen.

    Hometown
    Philadephia, PA

    Education
    LLB, Yale Law School, 1956
    BA, International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, 1951.

    Professional
    Attorney, 1974-1980
    Assistant Counsel, Warren Commission Investigation, 1964
    Attorney, Barnes, Dechert, Price, Myers and Rhoads Law Firm, 1955-1956
    First Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1951-1953.

    Political
    Senator, United States Senate, 1980-present
    Changed Political Party, from Republican to Democrat, April 28, 2009
    Primary Candidate, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1978
    Primary Candidate, United States Senate, 1976
    Philadelphia District Attorney, 1966-1974
    Candidate, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1967
    Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1964-1965
    Assistant District Attorney, City of Philadelphia.

    Religion
    Jewish

    Congressional Membership
    Congressional Coalition on Adoption
    Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus
    Member, Pennsylvania State Planning Board
    Senate Centrist Coalition
    Senate Rural Health Caucus
    Chair, Senate Steel Caucus
    Senate Textile Committee
    Senate Wednesday Group
    Member, White House Conference on Youth.

Federal Government
Last Update
10/23/2010
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