Russ Feingold

U.S. Congressperson

1953 –

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Who is Russ Feingold?

Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served as a Democratic party member of the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2011. From 1983 to 1993, Feingold was a Wisconsin State Senator representing the 27th District.

He is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, and cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation. He was the only Senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT Act during the first vote on the legislation.

Feingold had been mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2008 Presidential election, but following the November midterm elections of 2006 he chose not to run. In 2010, Feingold lost his campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate to Republican Ron Johnson. On June 18, 2013, he was selected by Secretary of State John Kerry to replace R. Barrie Walkley as a special envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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Born
Mar 2, 1953
Janesville
Also known as
  • Russell Dana Feingold
  • Russell D. Feingold
  • Sen Russ Feingold
  • Sen. Russ Feingold
  • Senator Russ Feingold
  • Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Harvard Law School
  • University of Oxford
  • Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Madison
  • Janesville
  • Middleton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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