Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman

Independent  •  Connecticut 4 Terms  •  Sworn In 1989
Last Term 2007 - 2013 View All


Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut on February 24, 1942. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967, after which he worked at the prestigious New Haven law firm of Wiggin & Dana. Lieberman was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970 and served there for 10 years, the last 6 as Majority Leader. From 1982 to 1988, he served as Connecticut's 21st Attorney General.

Lieberman is a religiously observant Jew. While the American public has been increasingly receptive to Jewish politicans in positions of leadership, no Jewish individual has yet been elected to either of the two high offices Lieberman has sought, the vice presidency and the presidency, although Lieberman, along with Gore, won the popular vote in 2000. Lieberman has called for a "a constitutional place for faith in our public life." http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/08/28/latimes.lieberman/index.html Read More...

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