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Lowell Palmer Weicker,, American former governor. Bar: Connecticut 1960. Recipient Wayne Morse Political Integrity award, 1988, Albert Lasker Public Service award, 1988, Profiles in Courage award, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 1992, Justin Dart Freedom award, National Council Disability, 2004, Lifetime Achievement award, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, 2005. Member of Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

Weicker,, Lowell Palmer was born on May 16, 1931 in Paris. Son of Lowell Palmer and Mary (Bickford) Paulsen.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, Yale, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1958. Doctor of Science (honorary), Bridgeport England Institute.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), John Carroll. University, 1974; Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Bridgeport, 1974. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Maine, Portland, 1975.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Fairleigh Dickenson University, 1975. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Franklin Pierce College, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Union College, 1979.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 1989. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Trinity College, 1994. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Wesleyan University, 1994.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Yale University, 1995.

Career

Member Connecticut General Assembly, 1963-1969. 1st selectman Greenwich, Connecticut, 1964-1968. Member United States Congress from 4th Connecticut District, 1969-1971, United States Senate from Connecticut, 1971-1989, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

Ranking member Committee on Small Business, Labor and Human Resources subcommittee on Handicapped, Appropriations subcommittee of Labor, Health and Human Resources. President, Chief Executive Officer Research!America, Alexandria, Virginia, 1989—1990. Governor State of Connecticut, 1991-1995.

President board directors Trust for America's Health, Washington. Professor George Washington University Law School, 1988—1990. Visiting professor University Virginia, 1997.

Board directors World Wrestling Entertainment, since 1999, United States Tobacco, Compuware. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955, captain United States Army Reserve, 1959-1964.

Achievements

  • Bar: Connecticut 1960.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1953-1955.

Connections

Married Claudia Testa Ingram, December 21, 1984. Children by previous marriage: Scot, Gray, Brian, Sonny, Mason Ingram, Lowell Palmer III, Andrew Ingram.

father:
Lowell Palmer Paulsen

mother:
Mary (Bickford) Paulsen

spouse:
Claudia Testa Ingram