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Paul Kirk
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United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
September 24, 2009 – February 4, 2010
Appointed by Deval Patrick
Preceded by Ted Kennedy
Succeeded by Scott Brown
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
February 2, 1985 – February 10, 1989
Preceded by Charles Manatt
Succeeded by Ron Brown
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
In office
1983 – February 2, 1985
Preceded by Charles Curry
Succeeded by Sharon Pratt
Personal details
Born
Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr.

January 18, 1938 (1938-01-18) (age 81)
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality USA
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gail Loudermilk
Alma mater Harvard University

Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. (born January 18, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician. He served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, having been appointed to fill the seat created by the death of Ted Kennedy.

From 1985 to 1989, he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On January 14, 2016, Kirk announced his endorsement in Hanover, New Hampshire in support of the presidential campaign for Bernie Sanders.

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