Tom Harkin

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Tom Harkin
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United States Senator
from Iowa
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byRoger Jepsen
Succeeded byJoni Ernst
Personal details
Thomas Richard Harkin

(1939-11-19) November 19, 1939 (age 83)
Cumming, Iowa
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ruth Harkin
ChildrenAmy Harkin Goodrich
Jenny Harkin
ResidenceCumming, Iowa
Alma materIowa State University(B.A.)
The Catholic University of America(J.D.)
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy/United States Navy Reserve
Years of service1962–1989
UnitNaval Air Facility Atsugi/Guantanamo Bay/Reserves

Tom Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is a retired American politician for the Democratic Party. From 1985 to 2015, he served as a junior Senator in Iowa.[1] He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985.

Harkin ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1992, losing to then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.

In 2013 Harkin said he would retire from the Senate after completing his fifth term in 2015.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Senator Harkin -Biography". Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  2. Beaumont, Thomas (January 26, 2013). "Harkin won't seek 6th Senate term". Archived from the original on 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2014-03-04.

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