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Ed Markey

Born: Jul 11, 1946

Birthplace: Malden

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Ed Markey

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1946
Birth Place : Malden

Edward John "Ed" Markey is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in office since 2013. From 1976 to 2013 he served as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. He previously served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1973 to 1976. Markey is a liberal who has focused on energy policy and was Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2011. In 2013, after John Kerry was appointed United States Secretary of State, he was elected to serve out the balance of Kerry's sixth Senate term in a 2013 special election. Markey defeated socially conservative Stephen Lynch in the Democratic primary and Republican Gabriel E. Gomez in the general election. When he left the House, he was its eighth most senior member. In 2014 Markey was elected to a full six-year Senate term. He is the dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and the second longest-serving current member of Congress from New England, behind Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Profession


  • Politician

Also known as


  • Edward John Markey

Parents


  • Christina M. Markey
  • John E. Markey

Spouse


  • Susan Blumenthal
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