Sheldon Whitehouse

American lawyer and politician (born 1955)

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party and previously served as a United States Attorney from 1993 to 1998 and as the Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1999 to 2003.

Sheldon Whitehouse
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Jack Reed
Preceded byLincoln Chafee
71st Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
GovernorLincoln Almond
Preceded byJeffery Pine
Succeeded byPatrick Lynch
U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island
In office
Preceded byLincoln Almond
Succeeded byMargaret Curran
Personal details
Born (1955-10-20) October 20, 1955 (age 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Sandra Thornton (m. 1986)
Alma materYale University
University of Virginia

Whitehouse was born on October 20, 1955 in New York City, New York. He studied at Yale University and at the University of Virginia. Whitehouse has been married to Sandra Thornton since 1986. They have two children.

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