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Tom Carper
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United States Senator
from Delaware
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Serving with Chris Coons
Preceded by Bill Roth
Ranking Member of the Senate Environment Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Barbara Boxer
Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Joe Lieberman
Succeeded by Ron Johnson
71st Governor of Delaware
In office
January 19, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Lieutenant Ruth Ann Minner
Preceded by Dale Wolf
Succeeded by Ruth Ann Minner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's At-large district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Thomas Evans
Succeeded by Michael Castle
Treasurer of Delaware
In office
January 18, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Governor Pete du Pont
Preceded by Mary Jornlin
Succeeded by Janet Rzewnicki
Personal details
Born
Thomas Richard Carper

January 23, 1947 (1947-01-23) (age 73)
Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Diane Isaacs (1978–1983)
Martha Stacy (1985–present)
Education Ohio State University (BA)
University of Delaware, Newark (MBA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1968–1991
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Captain
Unit Naval Flight Officer
Navy Reserve
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Thomas Richard "Tom" Carper (born January 23, 1947) is the senior United States Senator from Delaware, serving since 2001.

A member of the Democratic Party, Carper served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993 and was the 71st Governor of Delaware from 1993 to 2001.



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