Chuck Schumer biography

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Congressperson

1950 –

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Who is Chuck Schumer?

Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato by a margin of 55%–44%. Schumer was re-elected in 2004 by a margin of 71%–24% and in 2010 by a margin of 66%–33%.

Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, representing New York's 16th congressional district, later redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and to the 9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980.

Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, in which post he oversaw a total of 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. He is the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, elected Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate in 2006.

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Born
Nov 23, 1950
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Charles Ellis Schumer
  • Charles E. Schumer
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
  • Reform Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College
  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School
    ( - 1974)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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