Paul Wellstone

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Paul Wellstone
Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
January 3, 1991 – October 25, 2002
Preceded byRudy Boschwitz
Succeeded byDean Barkley
Personal details
BornPaul David Wellstone
(1944-07-21)July 21, 1944
Washington, D.C.
DiedOctober 25, 2002(2002-10-25) (aged 58)
Eveleth, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse(s)Sheila Wellstone (1944–2002)
ChildrenDavid Wellstone
Mark Wellstone
Marcia Wellstone (1969–2002)
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ReligionJudaism

Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until he was killed in a plane crash in Eveleth, Minnesota in 2002.

A member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leader of the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party.

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