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Christopher Andrew Coons

Christopher Andrew Coons, United States Senator from Delaware, former county official. Named Honorary Commander, 166th Air Wing of Delaware Air National Guard, Honorary Life Member, Minquadale Fire Company; recipient Governor's Outstanding Volunteer award, 1999; Aspen-Rodel fellow, Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership, 2009.

Background

  • Coons, Christopher Andrew was born on September 9, 1963 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Ken Coon and Sally Coons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Chemistry & Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1985. Juris Doctor, Yale Law School, Connecticut, 1992. Master of Arts in Ethics, Yale Division School, Connecticut, 1992.

      Studies abroad, University Kenya, Nairobi.

    Career

    • In-house counsel W.L. Gore & Associates, 1996—2004. President New Castle County Council, Delaware, 2000—2004. County executive New Castle County, 2004—2010.

      United States Senator from Delaware, since 2010. Member United States Senate Budget Committee, since 2010, United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, since 2010, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, since 2010, United States Senate Energy & Natural Resources, since 2010.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Honorary life member Minquadale Fire Company, Delaware. Active Council for Homeless, South African Council Churches. Board directors National "I Have a Dream" Foundation.

    Member advisory board Bear/Glasgow Boys & Girls Club, Wilmington Riverfront Development Corporation, Delaware, Better Business Bureau Delaware, First State Innovation, Delaware College Art & Design, Hearts and Minds Film Organization. Member of Kiwanis Club Wilmington.

    Connections

    • Married Annie Lingenfelter, 1996. Children: Michael, Jack, Maggie.
    • father: Ken Coon
    • mother: Sally Coons
    • spouse: Annie Lingenfelter
    • children: Michael Coons
    • Jack Coons
    • Maggie Coons
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    Born September 9, 1963
    (age 53)
    • 1985
      Amherst College
    • 1992
      Yale Law School
    • 1992
      Yale Division School
    • 2004
      president, New Castle County Council
    • 1996 - 2004
      In-house counsel, W.L. Gore & Associates
    • 2004 - 2010
      county executive, New Castle County
    • 2010
      United States Senator from Delaware
    • 2010
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
    • 2010
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
    • 2010
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
    • 2010
      member, United States Senate Budget Committee
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