Mostly Credited As: Charles Schumer
Sometimes Credited As: Sen. Charles Schumer
Birth Name: Charles Ellis Schumer
Date Of Birth: November 23, 1950 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Senior Democratic Senator from New York who has been in office since defeating incumbent Republican Alphonse D'Amato in 1998. One of the more liberal members of his party who his known for his extreme love of personal publicity. As newscaster Britt Hume once said, "The most dangerous place in Washington is between Chuck Schumer and a television camera."
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Is of the Jewish religious faith.
Received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard. Never practiced law because he went straight into politics.
In 1974 was elected to the New York State Assembly at the age of 23. He was the youngest elected member of that body since Theodore Roosevelt.
Elected to the House of Representatives in 1980 replacing Elizabeth Holtzman.
Defeated former Congresswoman and Vice-Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro in the 1998 New York Democratic primary for the right to oppose then GOP Senator Alphonse D'Amato in the general election.
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