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Tom Harkin
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United States Senator
from Iowa
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Roger Jepsen
Succeeded by Joni Ernst
Personal details
Thomas Richard Harkin

(1939-11-19) November 19, 1939 (age 82)
Cumming, Iowa
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ruth Harkin
Children Amy Harkin Goodrich
Jenny Harkin
Residence(s) Cumming, Iowa
Alma mater Iowa State University(B.A.)
The Catholic University of America(J.D.)
Occupation Attorney
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy/United States Navy Reserve
Years of service 1962–1989
Unit Naval Air Facility Atsugi/Guantanamo Bay/Reserves

Tom Harkin (born November 19, 1939) is a retired American politician for the Democratic Party. From 1985 to 2015, he served as a junior Senator in Iowa. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985.

Harkin ran for the Democratic nomination for President in 1992, losing to then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.

In 2013 Harkin said he would retire from the Senate after completing his fifth term in 2015.

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