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Lisa Murkowski
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United States Senator
from Alaska
Assumed office
December 20, 2002
Serving with Dan Sullivan
Preceded by Frank Murkowski
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Mary Landrieu
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 19, 1999 – December 20, 2002
Preceded by Terry Martin
Succeeded by Vic Kohring
Personal details
Born May 22, 1957 (1957-05-22) (age 62)
Ketchikan, Alaska
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Verne Martell
Children 2
Alma mater Georgetown University (B.A.)
Willamette University (J.D.)
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Website www.murkowski.senate.gov

Lisa Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. She is a member of the U.S. Republican Party. On December 20, 2002, she became a United States Senator from Alaska. In 2009, she became the senior senator from Alaska. She was in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.

Murkowski was born on May 22, 1957 in Ketchikan, Alaska. She studied at Georgetown University and at Willamette University. She is married to Verne Martell. They have two children.

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