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Tom Cotton

United States Senator from Arkansas

Tom Cotton (born May 13, 1977)[1] is the junior United States Senator from Arkansas. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party. Cotton has been in Senate since January 3, 2015. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2015.[1]

Tom Cotton
Tom Cotton official Senate photo.jpg
United States Senator
from Arkansas
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with John Boozman
Preceded byMark Pryor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byMike Ross
Succeeded byBruce Westerman
Personal details
Born(1974-05-13)May 13, 1974
Dardanelle, Arkansas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anna Peckham
ChildrenGabriel
Alma materHarvard University (A.B., J.D)
AwardsBronze Star
Ranger Tab
Combat Infantryman Badge
WebsiteSenate website
Campaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service2005–2009 (Active Duty); 2010–2013 (Army Reserve)
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit101st Airborne Division/3rd Infantry Regiment. The Old Guard
Battles/warsIraq War
Afghanistan War

Cotton was born on May 13, 1977 in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He graduated from the Harvard University. He is married to Jaime Gardner. They have one child.

In January 2016, Cotton became the first sitting United States senator to support Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cotton, Tom". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  2. "Tom Cotton supports Bernie Sanders for President". CNN.com. Retrieved January 6, 2016.

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