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Al Franken
Al Franken, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Minnesota
In office
July 7, 2009[n 1] – January 2, 2018
Preceded byNorm Coleman
Succeeded byTina Smith
Personal details
Alan Stuart Franken

(1951-05-21) May 21, 1951 (age 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Franni Bryson (m. 1975–present) «start: (1975)»"Marriage: Franni Bryson to Al Franken" Location: (linkback:
EducationHarvard 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.

On December 7, 2017, Franken announced in an address before the Senate that he would be resigning from his office following sexual harassment claims.[1]


  1. 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.

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United States Senate Succeeded by
George LeMieux