Democratic Senator from Connecticut
Joe Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut on February 24, 1942. He graduate from Yale College (undergrad) in 1964 and then went on to get his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967.
Lieberman was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970 where he served for 10 years, 6 of which he was Majority Leader. He then served as Connecticut’s Attorney General for 6 years till he was first elected to the Senate in 1988. Six years later, he made history by winning the biggest landslide victory ever in a Connecticut Senate race, drawing 67 percent of the vote and beating his opponent by more than 350,000 votes. In 2000, Lieberman was elected to a third term, garnering 64 percent of the vote.
In 2000 he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President, becoming the first Jewish-American (as well as the first orthodox Jewish person) to be nominated for that office. In addition, he received more votes for Vice-President than any Democrat in history.
Lieberman Co-authored the V-chip law which was designed to help parents limit children’s access to offensive material on television by blocking shows that were rated to violent or sexual. Along with former Education Secretary William Bennett he is working to shame media content providers into behaving more responsibly. They give those they consider “nation’s leading cultural polluters” their Silver Sewer Award .
Lieberman has written five books: The Power Broker (1966), a biography of John M. Bailey; The Scorpion and the Tarantula (1970), a study of early efforts to control nuclear proliferation; The Legacy (1981), a history of Connecticut politics from 1930-1980; Child Support in America (1986), which outlines methods of collection of child support from delinquent fathers, and In Praise of Public Life (2000).
Lieberman is a past chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, which is "an idea center, catalyst, and national voice for a reform movement that is reshaping American politics by moving it beyond the old left-right debate."
Lieberman lives in New Haven and Washington with his wife Hadassah. They are the parents of four children: Matthew, Rebecca, Ethan, and Hana. They also have two granddaughters, Tennessee and Willie.
His website and contact information:
Telephone: (202) 224-4041
Online contact: http://lieberman.senate.gov/
Office: Room 706 in Hart Senate Office Building