Joseph Isadore Lieberman is an American politician, lobbyist and attorney who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2000 election. During his final term in office he was officially listed as an independent Democrat and caucused with and chaired committees for the Democratic Party. Lieberman was elected as a "Reform Democrat" in 1970 to the Connecticut Senate, where he served three terms as Majority Leader. After an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980, he served as state Attorney General from 1983 to 1989. He narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Lowell Weicker in 1988 to win election to the U.S. Senate, and was re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006.
|Born:||Joseph Isadore Lieberman, February 24, 1942, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Political party:||Democratic (until 2006), Independent (2006–present)|
|Education:||Yale University (BA, LLB)|
|Preceded by:||Lowell Weicker|
|Succeeded by:||Chris Murphy|
About Joe Lieberman
2000 Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee who represented Connecticut in the Senate from 1989 to 2013. He made a stir in 2008 when he went against his party and endorsed his friend and colleague John McCain for President, despite him being a Republican.
While at Yale, he became the editor of the 'Yale Daily News' and attended Yale Law School.
He introduced and championed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, which repealed legislation that forced gay military members to stay silent about their sexual orientation or else face dismissal.
He has been married twice and he has four children.
Al Gore was his running-mate in the 2000 Presidential election.
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- Members of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit
- Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Recipients of St. George's Order of Victory
- Democratic Party (United States) vice presidential nominees
- Connecticut Attorneys General
- Connecticut Independents
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- American Orthodox Jews
- Connecticut Democrats