Rush D. Holt Jr.

U.S. Congressperson

1948 –

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Who is Rush D. Holt Jr.?

Rush Dew Holt, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Democratic Party and son of former Senator Rush D. Holt, Sr. He is a former professor of public policy and physics and is currently one of two physicists and the only Quaker in Congress. Holt has consistently been ranked among one of the most liberal Representatives in Congress.

Holt sought the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the 2013 special primary election to fill the seat of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died in office on June 3, 2013. He lost the nomination to Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Holt announced on February 18, 2014 that he would not seek re-election in 2014.

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Born
Oct 15, 1948
Weston
Also known as
  • Rush D. Holt
  • Rush Holt Jr.
  • Rush Dew Holt, Jr., PhD
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Religious Society of Friends
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
  • Carleton College
  • Landon School
Employment
  • Swarthmore College
  • Princeton University
Lived in
  • Hopewell Township

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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