Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 8th Term • Sworn In 1983
- 14 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 61 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 62 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 92 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 100)
Carper was born January 23, 1947 in Beckley, West Virginia, grew up in Danville, Virginia, and graduated from Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1968, where he was in the U.S. Navy ROTC and earned a degree in economics. Serving as a pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1973, he saw active duty in Vietnam, piloting submarine hunting planes. He remained in the U.S. U.S. Naval Reserve for another 18 years and retired with the rank of Captain. Meanwhile he moved to Delaware and earned an MBA from the University of Delaware in 1975.
While in college at Ohio State University, Carper had worked on the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy, the Minnesota peace candidate. Once in Delaware, he was campaign treasurer for University of Delaware professor, James R. Soles, in his unsuccessful 1974 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon receiving his MBA degree in 1975, Carper went to work for the State of Delaware in its economic development office. In 1976, with his good contacts in the Democratic Party leadership and a $5,000 personal loan, Carper convinced the party leaders, and later the voters, that he was the right person to be Delaware State Treasurer. He served three terms, from January 18, 1977 through January 3, 1983, during which time he developed Delaware's first cash management system. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.309Referred to the Committee Nov 21, 2013 39 Views
A resolution expressing support for improvement in the collection, processing, and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United S...
S.Res.265Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Oct 04, 2013 7 Views
A resolution expressing support for the individuals impacted by the senseless attack at the Washington Navy Yard, and commending and thanking ...
S.Res.234Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Sep 17, 2013 7 Views
A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1769 - Standard of Care Protection ActRead twice and referred Nov 21, 2013 10 Views
A bill to limit the establishment of certain standards of care or duties of care owed by health care providers to patients in any medical malp...
S.1571Read twice and referred Oct 12, 2013 6 Views
A bill to permit the District of Columbia to obligate and expend local funds in accordance with the local budget adopted by the Council of the...
S.Res.267Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Oct 09, 2013 18 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Rod Grams, former United States Senator for the State of Minnesota.
Recent Voting History
On the Concurrent Resolution S.Con.Res. 28Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
S. 1197: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
On the Cloture Motion S. 1197Aye (with party)November 21, 2013
On the Cloture Motion PN527: Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia CircuitAye (with party)November 21, 2013