Claiborne Pell

American politician

Claiborne de Borda Pell GCC GCM (November 22, 1918 – January 1, 2009) was an American politician and writer. He was a United States Senator from Rhode Island for six terms from 1961 to 1997. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Pell is the longest serving U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.

Claiborne Pell
Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byRichard Lugar
Succeeded byJesse Helms
Chair of the Senate Rules Committee
In office
January 3, 1978 – January 3, 1981
Preceded byHoward Cannon
Succeeded byCharles Mathias
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byTheodore Green
Succeeded byJack Reed
Personal details
Claiborne de Borda Pell

(1918-11-22)November 22, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 1, 2009(2009-01-01) (aged 90)
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Nuala O'Donnell
FatherHerbert Pell
RelativesJohn Pell (ancestor)
William C. C. Claiborne (great-great-great-granduncle)
Clay Pell (grandson)
EducationPrinceton University (AB)
Columbia University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Coast Guard
Years of service1941–1945 (Active)
1945–1978 (Reserve)
Rank Lieutenant (Active)
Captain (Reserve)
UnitUnited States Coast Guard Reserve
Battles/warsWorld War II

He retired from the U.S. Senate because of bad health since he had Parkinson's disease.[1]

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  1. Associated Press, Sen. Claiborne Pell Says He Has Parkinson's Disease, April 10, 1995

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