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Sheldon Whitehouse
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Jack Reed
Preceded by Lincoln Chafee
71st Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
1999–2003
Governor Lincoln Almond
Preceded by Jeffery Pine
Succeeded by Patrick Lynch
U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island
In office
1993–1998
Preceded by Lincoln Almond
Succeeded by Margaret Curran
Personal details
Born October 20, 1955 (1955-10-20) (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sandra Thornton (m. 1986–present) «start: (1986)»"Marriage: Sandra Thornton to Sheldon Whitehouse" Location: (linkback:https://kids.kiddle.co/Sheldon_Whitehouse)
Alma mater Yale University
University of Virginia
Religion Episcopal
Website www.whitehouse.senate.gov

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party and previously served as a United States Attorney from 1993 to 1998 and as the Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1999 to 2003.

Whitehouse was born on October 20, 1955 in New York City, New York. He studied at Yale University and at the University of Virginia. Whitehouse has been married to Sandra Thornton since 1986. They have two children.

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