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Jane O'Meara Sanders
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Sanders in Phoenix, Arizona, March 2016
Mary Jane O'Meara

Nationality American
Other names Jane O'Meara Driscoll, Jane Driscoll, Jane Sanders
Alma mater Goddard College

Jane O’Meara Sanders (born 1950) is an American civil servant and educator. She is the former President of Burlington College and the wife of United States senator of Vermont and Democratic 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In 1996, she earned a doctorate from Union Institute & University.

Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at Goddard College. Sanders was married to David Driscoll until they divorced. They had three children. Sanders met Bernie in 1981 when Bernie was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont. They were married in 1988.

Sanders was named President of Burlington College in 2004. She resigned as president in 2011.

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