|United States Senator
July 7, 2009
Serving with Amy Klobuchar
|Preceded by||Norm Coleman|
|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) is 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.
On December 7, 2017, Franken announced in an address before the Senate that he would be resigning from his office.
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 at the Internet Movie Database
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