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Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders.jpg
Sanders in February 2007
United States Senator
from Vermont
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Patrick Leahy
Preceded by Jim Jeffords
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Patty Murray
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 P. Smith
Succeeded by Peter Welch
Mayor of Burlington, Vermont
In office
1981–1989
Preceded by Gordon Paquette
Succeeded by Peter Clavelle
Personal details
Born
Bernard Sanders

September 8, 1941 (1941-09-08) (age 78)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Independent
Other political
affiliations
Liberty Union
Affiliated non-member
Democratic
Vermont Progressive
Spouse(s) Jane O'Meara Driscoll
Children 4
Residence Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Alma mater University of Chicago (B.A.)
Occupation Carpenter, filmmaker, author, researcher
Signature
Website www.sanders.senate.gov

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician. He is a United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and served as mayor of Burlington.

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