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Jim Jeffords

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Jim Jeffords
United States Senator
from Vermont
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byRobert Stafford
Succeeded byBernie Sanders
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byRobert C. Smith
Succeeded byJim Inhofe
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
In office
January 20 – June 6, 2001
Preceded byTed Kennedy
Succeeded byTed Kennedy
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byNancy Landon Kassebaum
Succeeded byTed Kennedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1989
Preceded byRichard W. Mallary
Succeeded byPeter P. Smith
Personal details
James Merrill Jeffords

(1934-05-11)May 11, 1934
Rutland, Vermont
DiedAugust 18, 2014(2014-08-18) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican (1966–2001)
Independent (2001–2014)
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Daley (d. 2007)
ResidenceShrewsbury, Vermont
Alma materYale University
Harvard Law School

James Merrill "Jim" Jeffords (May 11, 1934 – August 18, 2014) was an American politician. He was a United States Senator from Vermont. He was senator from January 3, 1989 through January 3, 2007. Before being senator, Jeffords was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Vermont.

He was elected as a Republican. In 2001 he left the party to become a Independent. That gave control of the Senate to the Democratic Party.

Jeffords died on August 18, 2014 from Alzheimer's disease at Knollwood, a military retirement facility in Washington, D.C.. He had lived there for eight years. He was 80 years old.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Associated Press (August 18, 2014). "Former US Senator Jim Jeffords dead at 80". wptz.com. Retrieved August 18, 2014.

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