Chuck Schumer

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{{Infobox Officeholder |name = Chuck Schumer |image = Chuck Schumer official photo.jpg |office = Senate Minority Leader |deputy = Dick Durbin |term_start = January 3, 2017 |term_end = |predecessor = Harry Reid |successor = |jr/sr1 = United States Senator |state1 = New York |alongside1 = Kirsten Gillibrand |term_start1 = January 3, 1999 |term_end1 = |predecessor1 = Al D'Amato |successor1 = |office2 = Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee |leader2 = Harry Reid |term_start2 = January 3, 2011 |term_end2 = January 3, 2017 |predecessor2 = Byron Dorgan |successor2 = Debbie Stabenow |office3 = Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus |leader3 = Harry Reid |term_start3 = January 3, 2007 |term_end3 = January 3, 2017 |predecessor3 = Position established |successor3 = Mark Warner
Elizabeth Warren |office4 = Chair of the Senate Rules Committee |term_start4 = January 3, 2009 |term_end4 = January 3, 2015 |predecessor4 = Dianne Feinstein |successor4 = Roy Blunt |office5 = Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee |term_start5 = January 3, 2005 |term_end5 = January 3, 2009 |leader5 = Harry Reid |predecessor5 = Jon Corzine |successor5 = Robert Menendez |office6 = Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York |term_start6 = January 3, 1981 |term_end6 = January 3, 1999 |predecessor6 = Elizabeth Holtzman |successor6 = Anthony Weiner |constituency6 = 16th district (1981-1983)
10th district (1983–1993)
9th district (1993–1999) |state_assembly7 = New York |district7 = 45th |term_start7 = January 1, 1975 |term_end7 = December 31, 1980 |predecessor7 = Stephen J. Solarz |successor7 = Daniel Feldman |birth_name = Charles Ellis Schumer |birth_date = November Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "}"., 1950 (1950-11-23}67}) (age Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "}".) Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party and the Senate Minority Leader.

Early career[change | change source]

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999. He represented New York's 16th congressional district, which was later redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and to the 9th congressional district in 1993.

Senate Minority leader (2017)[change | change source]

In 2015, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada announced his retirement. Reid quickly supported Schumer to replace him as the new Senate Minority Leader. On November 16, 2016, Schumer was elected as the senate's new minority leader. He assumed this position on January 3, 2017.

Personal life[change | change source]

Schumer was born on November 23, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York.[1] His family is Jewish, descended from immigrants from Russia, Poland, and Austria.[2] He studied at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980. Schumer is married to Irish Weinshall. They have two children.

References[change | change source]

  1. "schumer". Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  2. Ancestry

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