Joe Lieberman

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Joe Lieberman
United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Succeeded by Chris Murphy
Chairman of the
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Susan Collins
Succeeded by Tom Carper
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by Fred Thompson
Succeeded by Susan Collins
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
Preceded by Fred Thompson
Succeeded by Fred Thompson
20th Connecticut Attorney General
In office
January 5, 1983 – January 3, 1989
Governor William A. O'Neill
Preceded by Carl R. Ajello
Succeeded by Clarine Nardi Riddle
Connecticut Senate
In office
1971–1981
Personal details
Born Joseph Isadore Lieberman
February 24, 1942 (1942-02-24) (age 72)
Stamford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Political party Independent Democratic
(2006–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic
(1989–2006)
Spouse(s) 1) Elizabeth Haas (div.)
2) Hadassah Lieberman
Children 4
Residence New Haven, Connecticut
Alma mater Yale University (A.B.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Modern Orthodox Judaism[1]
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Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a former United States Senator from Connecticut. Before that he was the Attorney General of Connecticut and a member of the Connecticut Senate. When he was a senator, he had another position, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He was a former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party's nominee for vice president in the 2000 election. He is currently an Independent.

Early life[change | change source]

Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Marcia (née Manger) and Henry Lieberman, who ran a liquor store.[2] His family was Jewish.[3] His paternal grandparents emigrated from Poland and his maternal grandparents were from Austria.[3]

2000 election[change | change source]

In the 2000 election, he was chosen by Al Gore for his vice president. Lieberman and Gore lost the electoral vote to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, but they won the popular vote.

Personal life[change | change source]

Lieberman lives in New Haven, Conneticut.

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