Bernie Sanders

U.S. Congressperson

1941 –

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Who is Bernie Sanders?

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives and served as mayor of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. Sanders is a self-described democratic socialist, and has praised Scandinavian-style social democracy.

Sanders caucuses with the Democratic Party and is counted as a Democrat for the purposes of committee assignments, but because he does not belong to a formal political party, he appears as an independent on the ballot. He was also the only independent member of the House during most of his service and is the longest-serving independent in U.S. Congressional history.

In an interview with The Nation on March 6, 2014, Sanders stated that he is "prepared to run for President of the United States" in 2016.

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Born
Sep 8, 1941
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Bernard Sanders
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Rep. Bernie Sanders
  • Sen Bernie Sanders
  • Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
    ( - 1964)
  • Brooklyn College
  • James Madison High School
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Burlington
  • Brooklyn
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013