Bob Menendez

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Bob Menendez
United States Senator
from New Jersey
Assumed office
January 17, 2006
Serving with Cory Booker
Appointed byJon Corzine
Preceded byJon Corzine
Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Assumed office
February 3, 2021
Preceded byJim Risch
In office
February 1, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byJohn Kerry
Succeeded byBob Corker
Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
In office
February 6, 2018 – February 3, 2021
Preceded byBen Cardin
Succeeded byJim Risch
In office
January 3, 2015 – April 2, 2015
Preceded byJohn Kerry
Succeeded byBen Cardin
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
LeaderHarry Reid
Preceded byChuck Schumer
Succeeded byPatty Murray
Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 16, 2006
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byMartin Frost
Succeeded byJim Clyburn
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2003
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byBarbara B. Kennelly
Succeeded byJim Clyburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 16, 2006
Preceded byFrank Joseph Guarini
Succeeded byAlbio Sires
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
March 4, 1991 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byChristopher Jackman
Succeeded byBernard Kenny
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 33rd district
In office
January 12, 1988 – March 4, 1991
Preceded byJose Arango
Ronald Dario
Succeeded byLouis Romano
Mayor of Union City
In office
Preceded byArthur Wichert
Succeeded byBruce Walter
Personal details
Robert Menendez

(1954-01-01) January 1, 1954 (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Jane Jacobsen
(m. 1976; div. 2005)
Nadine Arslanian (m. 2020)
Children2, including Alicia
1 stepdaughter
EducationSaint Peter's University (BA)
Rutgers University (JD)
WebsiteSenate website

Robert "Bob" Menendez (born January 1, 1954), or Bobby Menendez is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey. He was first appointed to the Senate in January 2006. He was elected Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in January 2013.

On April 1, 2015, Senator Menendez attracted national media attention when he was indicted on federal corruption charges in the United States District Court. He pleaded not guilty and all charges were dropped in 2018.[1] On September 22, 2023, Senator Menendez along with his wife Nadine Menendez were indicted on bribery, fraud and extortion charges.[2]

Menendez was born on January 1, 1954 in New York City, New York. He is of Cuban descent. Menendez was raised in Union City, New Jersey. He studied at St. Peter's College and at Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Menendez was married to Jane Jacobson from 1976 until they divorced in 2005. They had two children.

References[change | change source]

  1. Barrett, Devlin (January 31, 2018). "Justice Department seeks to toss out charges against Sen. Menendez". Archived from the original on February 1, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2018 – via
  2. "Southern District of New York | U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, His Wife, And Three New Jersey Businessmen Charged With Bribery Offenses | United States Department of Justice". 2023-09-22. Retrieved 2023-09-25.

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