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Patrick Joseph Leahy (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 3/31/1940 (Montpelier, VT)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Middlesex, VT
Education: Undergraduate degree from Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT; Graduate degree in law from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. Senate -- Vermont  

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Patrick J. Leahy was born in Montpelier, Vt., and resides in Middlesex, Vt. He graduated from St. Michael's High School in Montpelier in 1957, and received a bachelor's degree from St. Michael's College in 1961. He received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1964 and began practicing law.

Leahy was Chittenden County, Vt., state's attorney from 1966 to 1974. He was vice president of the National District Attorneys Association from 1971 to 1974.

He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974.

Leahy and his wife, Marcelle, have four children.

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Patrick Leahy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974, with 50 percent of the vote in defeating Republican Rep. Richard W. Mallary and Liberty Union Party candidate Bernard Sanders. Republican Sen. George D. Aiken retired instead of seeking re-election that year.

Leahy was re-elected in 1980, with 50 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Stewart M. Ledbetter, a financial consultant and a former banking and insurance commissioner.

Leahy was re-elected in 1986, with 63 percent of the vote, defeating former Republican Gov. Richard A. Snelling. He won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 1992 with 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican James Douglas.

In 1998, Leahy defeated Republican Fred Tuttle with 72 percent of the vote.

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