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Tom Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is a retired American politician for the Democratic Party. From 1985 to 2015, he served as a junior Senator in Iowa.[1] He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985.

Tom Harkin
Tom Harkin official portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Iowa
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byRoger Jepsen
Succeeded byJoni Ernst
Personal details
Born
Thomas Richard Harkin

(1939-11-19) November 19, 1939 (age 79)
Cumming, Iowa
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ruth Harkin
ChildrenAmy Harkin Goodrich
Jenny Harkin
ResidenceCumming, Iowa
Alma materIowa State University(B.A.)
The Catholic University of America(J.D.)
OccupationAttorney
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy/United States Navy Reserve
Years of service1962–1989
UnitNaval Air Facility Atsugi/Guantanamo Bay/Reserves

In 2013 Harkin said he would retire from the Senate after completing his fifth term in 2015.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Senator Harkin -Biography". Harkin.senate.gov. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  2. Beaumont, Thomas (January 26, 2013). "Harkin won't seek 6th Senate term". Bigstory.ap.org. Retrieved 2014-03-04.

Other websitesEdit

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