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Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator from Rhode Island, former state attorney general. Bar: West Virginia 1982, Rhode Island 1983, United States District Court Rhode Island 1984, United States Supreme Court 1986, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1984.

Background

  • Whitehouse, Sheldon was born on October 20, 1955 in New York City. Son of Charles Sheldon and Mary (Rand) Whitehouse.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1978. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1982.

    Career

    • Attorney State of Rhode Island, Providence, 1983—1984, special assistant attorney general, 1985—1990, chief regulatory unit, 1988—1990, assistant attorney general, 1989—1990, executive counsel to Governor, 1991, director governor policy office, 1991—1992, director, Department Business Regulation, 1992—1994. United States attorney District Rhode Island United States Department Justice, 1994—1998. Attorney general State of Rhode Island, 1999—2003.

      United States Senator from Rhode Island, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: West Virginia 1982, Rhode Island 1983, United States District Court Rhode Island 1984, United States Supreme Court 1986, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Connections

    • Married Sandra Christine Thornton, September 20, 1986. 2 children.
    • father: Charles Sheldon Whitehouse
    • mother: Mary (Rand) Whitehouse
    • spouse: Sandra Christine Thornton
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    Born October 20, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1978
      Yale University
    • 1982
      University Virginia
    • 1983 - 1984
      Attorney, State of Rhode Island
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1988 - 1990
      Attorney, State of Rhode Island
    • 1994 - 1998
      United States attorney, District Rhode Island United States Department Justice
    • 1999 - 2003
      attorney, general State of Rhode Island
    • 2007
      United States Senator from Rhode Island
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