Category Archives: Senator Biographies

The Biography of California Senator Dianne Feinstein

Early Life Dianne Feinstein was born on June 22, 1933 in San Francisco, California. Her parents were Leon and Betty Goldman, who were both from Russian-Jewish families. She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart High School and Stanford University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1955. Feinstein began her political career in San Francisco after… Read More »

Get to Know California Senator Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla is the current Senator for the State of California, and is the first Latino to ever hold that position. Born in Los Angeles in 1973, Padilla’s life story is a testament to the power of immigrant families and hard work. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Padilla attended local schools, eventually graduating from UCLA with… Read More »

Tom Cotton: A Biography of the Arkansas Senator

Early Life Tom Cotton was born on May 13, 1977 in Dardanelle, Arkansas to a family of cotton farmers. In his early years, Cotton lived in Dardanelle, even going to the local highschool before eventually graduating from Harvard University. His time at Harvard included studying government and completing the ROTC program. After his time at Harvard, Cotton served… Read More »

Get to Know Arizona Senator Mark Kelly

Background Mark Kelly, an astronaut and a Navy veteran, is currently a United States Senator from Arizona. He was born in Orange, NJ and grew up in West Orange. Kelly graduated with a BA in marine engineering from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1986. He then became a navy aviator and flew combat missions in Desert Storm… Read More »

Kyrsten Sinema: The Biography of an Arizona Senator

Introduction Kyrsten Sinema is a United States Senator for the state of Arizona. She was first elected to the Senate in 2018, making her the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the U.S. Senate. She is a member of the Democratic Party and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights, gun control, and environmental justice. Sinema also… Read More »

Get to Know Lisa Murkowski, Alaska’s Senator

Early Life Senator Lisa Murkowski was born on May 22, 1957 in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is the daughter of former Governor and United States Senator Frank Murkowski, who appointed her to his seat in 2002. Lisa Murkowski matriculated at Georgetown University, where she earned a degree in economics in 1979. After graduating, she went on to attend Willamette… Read More »

Biography of Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan

Early Life and Education Daniel Scott Sullivan was born in Fairview Park, Ohio in November 1964. He eventually moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he attended high school and college. Sullivan received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University in 1986, and his Juris Doctor degree from Magna Cum Laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in… Read More »

Tommy Tuberville: The Biography of an Alabama Senator

Early Life Tommy Tuberville, born on the 15th of September, 1954, was raised in Camden, Arkansas. His parents, Charles and Olive Tuberville, were hard-working farmers and small business owners. Growing up in rural Arkansas, Tommy was instilled with a strong work ethic and a respect for nature. His family also believed in the value of education, which would… Read More »

The Biography of Alabama Senator Richard Shelby

Early Life Richard Shelby was born in Birmingham, Alabama on the 5th of May 1934. His family was steeped in politics and his grandfather served in the Alabama House of Representatives. From an early age, Shelby had an interest in politics and he was a straight A student in school. His parents also encouraged him to pursue a… Read More »