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Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Whitehouse, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Serving with Jack Reed
Preceded by Lincoln Chafee
71st Attorney General of Rhode Island
In office
Governor Lincoln Almond
Preceded by Jeffery Pine
Succeeded by Patrick Lynch
U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island
In office
Preceded by Lincoln Almond
Succeeded by Margaret Curran
Personal details
Born (1955-10-20) October 20, 1955 (age 66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Sandra Thornton (m. 1986)
Alma mater Yale University
University of Virginia

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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