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Bernie Sanders' Biography


Contact Information

1 Church Street
3rd Floor
Burlington, VT 05401

Post Office Box 4084,
481 Summer Street, Suite 107
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

332 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders




Wife: Jane; 4 Children: Levi, Heather, Carina, David

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Brooklyn, NY

Home City:

Burlington, VT



BA, Political Science, University of Chicago, 1964

Attended, Brooklyn College, 1959-1960

Chair of Outreach, Democratic Leadership, United States Senate, 2017-present

Senator, United States Senate, Vermont, 2006-present

Candidate, President of the United States, 2016, 2020

Candidate, United States Senate, Vermont, 1972, 1974, 2006, 2012, 2018

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Vermont, District At-Large, 1990-2006

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Vermont, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004

Mayor, City of Burlington, 1981-1989

Candidate, Governor of Vermont, 1972, 1976, 1986

Co-Chair, Prescription Drug Task Force

Former Chair, Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States Senate

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

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

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

Co-Chair, Congressional Child Care Caucus, 2003-2004

Officer, Congressional Progressive Caucus, 1991-1998

Co-Founder, Congressional Progressive Caucus, 1991

Former Employee, Bread and Law Task Force

Former Researcher, Vermont Department of Taxes

Lecturer, Hamilton College, 1989-1990

Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1989

Director, American People's Historical Society, 1976-1981

Member, Coalition on Population and Development

Member, Friends of Ireland

Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Organization

Member, Northeast-Midwest Coalition

Chair, Vermont Liberty Union Party, 1971-1976

Astrological Sign:


Father's Occupation:

Paint Salesman

Mother's Occupation:


Number of Grandchildren:



Absolutely Absurd: The Life & Times of Bernie Sanders, Sleepy Hollow Press, 2002; Outsider in the House, Verso, 1997