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|United States Senator|
July 7, 2009[n 1] – January 2, 2018
|Preceded by||Norm Coleman|
|Succeeded by||Tina Smith|
Alan Stuart Franken
May 21, 1951
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Franni Bryson (m. 1975–present)|
|Education||Harvard University (BA)|
Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is a former United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party. Before he was a Senator, Franken was a writer and actor on Saturday Night Live.
Franken was also a left-wing pundit and has written several books on politics. His second cousin was actor Steven Franken.
- Watson, Kathryn (7 December 2017). "Sen. Al Franken says he's resigning -- live stream updates". CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/al-franken-resignation-calls-senate-address-live-stream-updating/. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Franken was elected to the term beginning January 3, 2009, but did not take his seat until July 7, 2009, because of a recount and a subsequent election challenge.
- Office of Senator Al Franken
- Official campaign website
- Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
- Al Franken topic page at The New York Times
- Al Franken on National Public Radio in 2002
- Al Franken on National Public Radio in 2003
- Al Franken on National Public Radio in 2004
- Al Franken profile in Moment Magazine in 2005
- Al Franken on IMDb
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