Carl Levin

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Carl Levin
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United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byRobert Griffin
Succeeded byGary Peters
Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byJohn Warner
Succeeded byJohn McCain
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byJohn Warner
Succeeded byJohn Warner
Member of the Detroit City Council
In office
January 7, 1969 – January 7, 1977
Preceded byEd Carey
Succeeded byKenneth Cockrel
Personal details
Born
Carl Milton Levin

(1934-06-28)June 28, 1934
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedJuly 29, 2021(2021-07-29) (aged 87)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Barbara Halpern (m. 1961)
Children3
RelativesSander Levin (brother)
Andy Levin, (nephew)
EducationSwarthmore College (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
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Carl Milton Levin (June 28, 1934 – July 29, 2021) was an American politician. He was a United States Senator of Michigan from 1979 to 2015.[1] On March 7, 2013, Levin announced his retirement. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life and career[change | change source]

Levin was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He went to college at Swarthmore College, and he got his law degree from Harvard University. He then moved back to Michigan and was a lawyer and a teacher. In 1964 he became an assistant attorney general for Michigan. In 1969 he became a member of the Detroit city council. In 1979 he became a United States Senator. He was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

In 1961 Levin married Barbara Halpern. They had three daughters and five grandchildren. Carl's brother Sandy was a member of the United States House of Representatives.[1]

In March 2021, Levin was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died on July 29, 2021 at a Detroit hospital from the disease, aged 87.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Carl Levin's background". senate.gov. Archived from the original on May 1, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  2. McFadden, Robert D. (2021-07-30). "Carl Levin, the Senate Scourge of Corporate America, Dies at 87". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-30.

Other websites[change | change source]