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Richard Blumenthal

Born: Feb 13, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Richard Blumenthal

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1946
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut, in office since 2011. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut from 1991 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson. He studied for a year at Trinity College, Cambridge in England before attending Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. While at Yale, he was a classmate of future President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. From 1970 to 1976 Blumenthal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he earned the rank of sergeant. After college Blumenthal served as administrative assistant and law clerk for several Washington figures. From 1977 to 1981 he was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. In the early 1980s he worked in private law practice, including serving as volunteer counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, when he was elected to the Connecticut Senate.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Spouse


  • Cynthia Malkin

Children


  • Claire Blumenthal
  • Matthew Blumenthal
  • Michael Blumenthal
  • David Blumenthal
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