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Bob Menendez
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United States Senator
from New Jersey
Assumed office
January 17, 2006
Serving with Cory Booker
Preceded by Jon Corzine
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Assumed office
February 1, 2013
Preceded by John Kerry
Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Martin Frost
Succeeded by Jim Clyburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 16, 2006
Preceded by Frank Guarini
Succeeded by Albio Sires
Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
March 4, 1991 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Christopher Jackman
Succeeded by Bernard Kenny
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 33rd district
In office
January 12, 1988 – March 4, 1991
Preceded by Jose Arango
Succeeded by Louis Romano
Mayor of Union City
In office
Preceded by Arthur Wichert
Succeeded by Bruce Walter
Personal details
Robert Menendez

January 1, 1954 (1954-01-01) (age 67)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jane Jacobsen Menendez (m. 1976, div. 2005)
Children Alicia Menendez (b. ~1983)
Robert Menendez, Jr. (b. ~1985)
Residence North Bergen, New Jersey
Alma mater Saint Peter's College (B.A.)
Rutgers School of Law in Newark (J.D.)
Occupation Lawyer
Ethnicity Cuban

Robert "Bob" Menendez (born January 1, 1954), or Bobby Menendez is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey. He was first appointed to the Senate in January 2006. He was elected Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in January 2013.

On April 1, 2015, Senator Menendez attracted national media attention when he was indicted on federal corruption charges in the United States District Court. He pleaded not guilty.

Menendez was born on January 1, 1954 in New York City, New York. He is of Cuban descent. Menendez was raised in Union City, New Jersey. He studied at St. Peter's College and at Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Menendez was married to Jane Jacobson from 1976 until they divorced in 2005. They had two children.

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