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Sheldon Whitehouse

attorney general , senator , former state attorney general , United States Senator from Rhode Island

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.

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.

Connections

Married Sandra Christine Thornton, September 20, 1986. 2 children.

father:
Charles Sheldon Whitehouse

mother:
Mary (Rand) Whitehouse

spouse:
Sandra Christine Thornton