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Al Franken's Biography

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Full Name:

Al Franken

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe

Birth Date:

05/21/1951

Birth Place:

New York, NY

Religion:

Jewish

BA, Harvard University, 1973

Senator, United States Senate, 2009-2018

Former Member, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Indian Affairs Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on The Constitution, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Water and Power, United States Senate

Author

Former Radio Show Host, Air America Radio, The Al Franken Show

Former Writer, Saturday Night Live

Former Writer, When A Man Loves A Woman

Fellow, Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy

Founder, Midwest Values Political Action Committee

Volunteer, United Service Organization (USO)

Favorite Book:

Fiasco by Tom E. Ricks, Bright Shining Lie by Neal Sheehan, The Assassins' Gate by George Packer, The Penrod series by Booth Tarkington

Favorite Movie:

Fargo, Election, Dr. Strangelove, About a Boy

Favorite Musician:

Grateful Dead

Publications:

Author, "The Truth (with jokes)"
Author, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."
Author, "Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot (and other observations)."

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