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|Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee|
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Richard Lugar|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Helms|
|Chair of the Senate Rules Committee|
January 3, 1978 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Howard Cannon|
|Succeeded by||Charles Mathias|
|United States Senator
from Rhode Island
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||Theodore Green|
|Succeeded by||Jack Reed|
Claiborne de Borda Pell
November 22, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 1, 2009
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Relatives||John Pell (ancestor)
William C. C. Claiborne (great-great-great-granduncle)
Clay Pell (grandson)
|Education||Princeton University (AB)
Columbia University (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Coast Guard|
|Years of service||1941–1945 (Active)
|Rank|| Lieutenant (Active)
|Unit||United States Coast Guard Reserve|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Claiborne de Borda Pell GCC GCM (November 22, 1918 – January 1, 2009) was an American politician and writer. He was a United States Senator from Rhode Island for six terms from 1961 to 1997. He was a member of the Democratic Party. Pell is the longest serving U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.
He retired from the U.S. Senate because of bad health since he had Parkinson's disease.
- New England Cable News, Video, Bill Clinton Eulogy, Something 'magical' about Claiborne Pell, January 5, 2009
- WPRI-TV, Video, Joe Biden Eulogy, VP-Elect Joe Biden Eulogizes Sen. Pell, January 5, 2009
- WPRI-TV, Video, Ted Kennedy Eulogy, Sen. Kennedy eulogizes former Sen. Pell, January 5, 2009
- WPRI-TV, Video, Jack Reed Eulogy, Sen. Reed: Pell Was Ideal Public Servant, January 5, 2009
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