Bernie Sanders
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United States Senator from Vermont
Assumed office January 3, 2007 Serving with Patrick Leahy
Preceded by Jim Jeffords
Chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
In office January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Patty Murray
Succeeded by Johnny Isakson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont's at-large district
In office January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Peter Plympton Smith
Succeeded by Peter Welch
37th Mayor of Burlington
In office April 6, 1981 – April 4, 1989
Preceded by Gordon Paquette
Succeeded by Peter Clavelle
Personal details
Born Bernard Sanders(1941-09-08) September 8, 1941 (age 75)Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Independent (1979–2015; 2016–present)
Other political affiliations Liberty Union (before 1979)Democratic (2015–2016)[1]
Spouse(s) Deborah Shiling (m. 1964; div. 1966)Jane O'Meara (m. 1988)
Children 1 son 3 stepchildren
Relatives Larry Sanders (brother)
Education Brooklyn CollegeUniversity of Chicago (BA)
Website Senate website

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