|United States Senator
July 7, 2009 – January 2, 2018
|Preceded by||Norm Coleman|
|Succeeded by||Tina Smith|
|Born||Alan Stuart Franken
May 21, 1951
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Franni Bryson Franken|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A.)|
|Occupation||U.S. Senator, comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, politician, and radio host|
|Website||Official Senate website|
Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) was a United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party. Before he was a Senator, Franken was a writer and actor on Saturday Night Live.
Franken was also a left-wing pundit and has written several books on politics. His second cousin was actor Steven Franken.
References[change | change source]
- Franken was elected to the term beginning January 3, 2009, but did not take his seat until July 7, 2009, due to a recount and subsequent election challenge.
- Watson, Kathryn (7 December 2017). "Sen. Al Franken says he's resigning -- live stream updates". CBS News. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Al Franken|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Al Franken.|
- Office of Senator Al Franken
- Official campaign website
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Al Franken topic page at The New York Times
- Al Franken on National Public Radio in 2002
- Al Franken on National Public Radio in 2003
- Al Franken on National Public Radio in 2004
- Al Franken profile in Moment Magazine in 2005
- Al Franken on IMDb
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