Paul G. Kirk
|United States Senator|
September 24, 2009 – February 4, 2010
|Appointed by||Deval Patrick|
|Preceded by||Ted Kennedy|
|Succeeded by||Scott Brown|
|Chairman of the Democratic National Committee|
February 2, 1985 – February 10, 1989
|Preceded by||Charles Manatt|
|Succeeded by||Ron Brown|
|Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee|
1983 – February 2, 1985
|Preceded by||Charles Curry|
|Succeeded by||Sharon Pratt|
Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr.
January 18, 1938
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. (born January 18, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician. He served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, having been appointed to fill the seat created by the death of Ted Kennedy.
From 1985 to 1989, he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On January 14, 2016, Kirk announced his endorsement in Hanover, New Hampshire in support of the presidential campaign for Bernie Sanders.
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