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Carl Levin
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United States Senator
from Michigan
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Robert Griffin
Succeeded by Gary Peters
Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by John Warner
Succeeded by John McCain
In office
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by John Warner
Succeeded by John Warner
Member of the Detroit City Council
In office
January 7, 1969 – January 7, 1977
Preceded by Ed Carey
Succeeded by Kenneth Cockrel
Personal details
Born
Carl Milton Levin

(1934-06-28)June 28, 1934
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died July 29, 2021(2021-07-29) (aged 87)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Barbara Halpern (m. 1961)
Children 3
Relatives Sander Levin (brother)
Andy Levin, (nephew)
Education Swarthmore College (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
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Carl Milton Levin (June 28, 1934 – July 29, 2021) was an American politician. He was a United States Senator of Michigan from 1979 to 2015. On March 7, 2013, Levin announced his retirement. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

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 had three daughters and five grandchildren. Carl's brother Sandy was a member of the United States House of Representatives.

In March 2021, Levin was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died on July 29, 2021 at a Detroit hospital from the disease, aged 87.

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