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Tom Carper's Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Sr, Democratic

Contact Information

12 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947

301 North Walnut Street
Suite 102L-1
Wilmington, DE 19801-3974

500 West Loockerman Street
Suite 470
Dover, DE 19904

513 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper




Wife: Martha Ann; 2 Children: Benjamin, Christopher

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Beckley, WV

Home City:

Wilmington, DE



MBA, University of Delaware, 1975

BA, Economics, Ohio State University, 1968

Senator, United States Senate, 2001-present

Candidate, United States Senate, 2018

Deputy Minority Whip, United States Senate, 2004

Governor, State of Delaware, 1992-2000

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-1992

Treasurer, State of Delaware, 1976-1982

Member, Air Force Caucus

Member, Congressional Bicameral High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional Port Security Caucus

Member, Congressional Public Service Caucus

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Member, Democratic Policy Committee

Trustee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Member, Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition

Member, Senate Cancer Coalition

Member, Senate Centrist Coalition

Member, Senate Indian Caucus

Member, Senate National Guard Caucus

Member, Senate New Democrat Coalition

Co-Chair, Senate Nuclear Caucus

Member, Senate Oceans Caucus

Co-Chair, Senate Recycling Caucus

Member, Senate Veterans' Caucus

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States Senate

Director, National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, 2000-2001

Commander, United States Naval Reserves, 1968-1992

Industrial Development Specialist, Delaware Division of Economic Development, 1975-1976

Naval Flight Officer, United States Navy, 1968-1973

Member, Advisory Board, Delmarva Council, Boy Scouts of America

Founding Vice Chair, American Legacy Foundation

Member, American Legion

Member, Common Cause

Honorary Board Member, Jobs for America's Graduates

Former Vice Chair, Jobs for America's Graduates

Former Vice Chair, National Governors' Association

Former Chair, National Governors' Association

Co-Chair, Senate Moderate Democrats Working Group

Former Co-Chair, Senate New Democrat Coalition

Honorary Co-Chair, Third Way

Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Member, Vietnam Veterans of America

Member, Amtrak Board of Directors, 1994-1998