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Tom Cotton
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United States Senator
from Arkansas
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with John Boozman
Preceded by Mark Pryor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Mike Ross
Succeeded by Bruce Westerman
Personal details
Born (1974-05-13)May 13, 1974
Dardanelle, Arkansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anna Peckham
Children Gabriel
Alma mater Harvard University (A.B., J.D)
Awards Bronze Star
Ranger Tab
Combat Infantryman Badge
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 2005–2009 (Active Duty); 2010–2013 (Army Reserve)
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit 101st Airborne Division/3rd Infantry Regiment. The Old Guard
Battles/wars Iraq War
Afghanistan War

Tom Cotton (born May 13, 1977) is the junior United States Senator from Arkansas. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party. Cotton has been in Senate since January 3, 2015. He was in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2015.

Cotton was born on May 13, 1977 in Dardanelle, Arkansas. He graduated from the Harvard University. He is married to Jaime Gardner. They have one child.

In January 2016, Cotton became the first sitting United States senator to support Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

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