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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Curt Weldon|
|Succeeded by||Pat Meehan|
Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr.
December 12, 1951
Secane, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Education||United States Naval Academy (BS)
Harvard University (MPA, PhD)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1974–2005|
|Commands||Director of Navy Operations Group|
|Awards|| Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Joseph Ambrose Sestak Jr. (born December 12, 1951) is an American politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He represented PA's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. He was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in 2010.
Sestak was a three-star vice admiral. He was the highest-ranking military official ever elected to the United States Congress at the time of his election.
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