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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Married Annie Lingenfelter, 1996. Children: Michael, Jack, Maggie.

Ken Coon

Sally Coons

Annie Lingenfelter

Michael Coons

Jack Coons

Maggie Coons