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Patrick Leahy

David Hume Kennerly

About The Author

The last of Congress’s “Watergate Babies,” Patrick Leahy was elected to the United States Senate in 1974 and is currently its most senior member. Leahy was born in Montpelier, Vermont, and grew up blocks from the State House. Senator Leahy is currently the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He served for twenty years as chair or ranking of the Senate Judiciary Committee where he remains as the most senior Democrat. He is also the most senior Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee where he previously served as Chair for seven years. Senator Leahy has been married to Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy since 1962. They have a daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. The Leahys live on a tree farm in Middlesex, Vermont. 

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