UNITED STATES SENATE


[photograph of Senator Sarbanes] PAUL S. SARBANES, U.S. Senator from Maryland (Democrat)

309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4524
e-mail: senator@sarbanes.senate.gov
fax: (202) 224-1651
ttd: (202) 224-3452
web: sarbanes.senate.gov



Member of U.S. Senate since 1977. Member, Foreign Relations Committee, 1977- (subcommittee on near eastern & south asian affairs, 1977-; subcommittee on european affairs, 1981-; subcommittee on international economic policy, export & trade promotion, 1989-; subcommittee on african affairs, 1997-); Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, 1977- (ranking member); Committee on the Budget, 1993-; Joint Economic Committee, 1995-. Chair, Maryland Congressional Delegation. Regional Vice-Chair, Democratic Policy Committee.

Legislative draftsman, Department of Legislative Reference, 1961 session of General Assembly. Administrative assistant to Walter W. Heller, chair of President's Council of Economic Advisers, 1962-63. Executive director, Charter Revision Commission, Baltimore City, 1963-64. Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1967-71. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1967; Ways and Means Committee, 1968-71. Vice-Chair, Baltimore City Delegation, 1968. Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1971-77. Member, Judiciary Committee; Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; Select Committee on House Reorganization. Member, Bainbridge Re-Use Advisory Committee, 1996-97. Born in Salisbury, Maryland, February 3, 1933. Attended Wicomico Senior High School; Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1954; Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University, first class B.A., honours in School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, 1957; Harvard University School of Law, LL.B., cum laude, 1960. Law clerk to Judge Morris A. Soper, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1960-61. Attorney; in private practice, 1961-62, 1965-70. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000. Congressional Recognition Award, International Association of Fire Fighters, 1999. Member, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Baltimore. Married to Christine Dunbar Sarbanes; three children; two grandchildren.

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