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Tom Harkin Edit Profile

also known as Thomas Richard Harkin

United States Senator from Iowa

Tom Harkin, United States Senator from Iowa. Bar: Iowa 1972. Democratic candidate for Presidency of the United States, 1992. Member of American Legion.

Background

Harkin, Tom was born on November 19, 1939 in Cumming, Iowa, United States. Son of Patrick and Frances Harkin.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Government & Economics, Iowa State University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Catholic University America, 1972.

Career

Staff member United States House Select Committee on United States Involvement in Southeast Asia, 1970. Attorney Polk County Legal Aid Society, 1973—1974. Member United States Congress from 5th Iowa District, 1975—1985.

United States Senator from Iowa, since 1985. Chairman United States Senate Agricultural, Nutrition, & Forestry Committee, 2001, 2001—2003, 2007—2009, United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, since 2009. Served with United States Navy, 1962-1967, served with United States Naval Reserve, 1968-1974.

Achievements

  • Bar: Iowa 1972.

Membership

Democratic candidate for Presidency of the United States, 1992. Member of American Legion.

Connections

Married Ruth Raduenz, 1968. Children: Amy, Jenny.

father:
Patrick Harkin

mother:
Frances Harkin

spouse:
Ruth Raduenz

children:
Amy Harkin

Jenny Harkin