Al Franken

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Al Franken
Al Franken, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
July 7, 2009[n 1] – January 2, 2018
Preceded byNorm Coleman
Succeeded byTina Smith
Personal details
Born
Alan Stuart Franken

(1951-05-21) May 21, 1951 (age 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Franni Bryson (m. 1975)
Children2
EducationHarvard University (BA)
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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.

On December 7, 2017, Franken announced in an address before the Senate that he would be resigning from his office following sexual harassment claims.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Watson, Kathryn (7 December 2017). "Sen. Al Franken says he's resigning -- live stream updates". CBS News. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  1. Franken was elected to the term beginning January 3, 2009, but did not take his seat until July 7, 2009, because of a recount and a subsequent election challenge.

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United States Senate Succeeded by
George LeMieux
R-Florida