Al Franken

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Al Franken
Al Franken Official Senate Portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
July 7, 2009[1] – January 2, 2018
Preceded byNorm Coleman
Succeeded byTina Smith
Personal details
Alan Stuart Franken

(1951-05-21) May 21, 1951 (age 67)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Spouse(s)Franni Bryson Franken
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
Alma materHarvard University (B.A.)
OccupationU.S. Senator, comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, politician, and radio host
WebsiteOfficial 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.

On December 7, 2017, Franken announced in an address before the Senate that he would be resigning from his office following sexual harassment claims.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. "Al Franken worth between $4.3 million and $9.9 million". Associated Press. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  3. 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]

United States Senate Succeeded by
George LeMieux