Joe Lieberman

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Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman official portrait 2.jpg
Official portrait, 2005
United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byLowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Succeeded byChris Murphy
Chairman of the
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2013
Preceded bySusan Collins
Succeeded byTom Carper
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byFred Thompson
Succeeded bySusan Collins
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 20, 2001
Preceded byFred Thompson
Succeeded byFred Thompson
20th Connecticut Attorney General
In office
January 5, 1983 – January 3, 1989
GovernorWilliam A. O'Neill
Preceded byCarl R. Ajello
Succeeded byClarine Nardi Riddle
Connecticut Senate
In office
Personal details
Joseph Isadore Lieberman

(1942-02-24) February 24, 1942 (age 81)
Stamford, Connecticut
Political partyIndependent Democratic
Other political
Spouse(s)1) Elizabeth Haas (div.)
2) Hadassah Lieberman
ResidenceNew Haven, Connecticut
Alma materYale University (A.B.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer

Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a former United States Senator from Connecticut. Before that he was the Attorney General of Connecticut and a member of the Connecticut Senate. When he was a senator, he had another position, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He was a former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party's nominee for vice president in the 2000 election. He is currently an Independent.

Early life[change | change source]

Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Marcia (née Manger) and Henry Lieberman, who ran a liquor store.[1] His family was Jewish.[2] His paternal grandparents emigrated from Poland and his maternal grandparents were from Austria.[2]

2000 election[change | change source]

In the 2000 election, he was chosen by Al Gore for his vice president. Lieberman and Gore lost the electoral vote to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, but they won the popular vote.

Personal life[change | change source]

Lieberman lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

References[change | change source]

  1. Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick (2001). Joseph Lieberman: Keeping the Faith. Lerner Publications. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7613-2303-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ancestry of Joseph Lieberman (B. 1942)".