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Carl Milton Levin
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United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Robert P. Griffin
Succeeded by Gary Peters
Personal details
Born June 28, 1934 (1934-06-28) (age 86)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Barbara Halpern
Alma mater Swarthmore College
Harvard University
Occupation Lawyer, teacher

Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a retired American politician. He was a United States Senator of Michigan from 1979 to 2015. On March 7, 2013, Levin announced that he will retire in 2015.

Early life and career

Levin was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He went to college at Swarthmore College, and he got his law degree from Harvard University. He then moved back to Michigan and was a lawyer and a teacher. In 1964 he became an assistant attorney general for Michigan. In 1969 he became a member of the Detroit city council. In 1979 he became a United States Senator. He was chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Personal life

In 1961 Levin married Barbara Halpern. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. Carl's brother Sandy is a member of the United States House of Representatives.


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