- Carl Levin
January 15, 1979
Robert P. Griffin
order2=Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services
January 4, 2007
June 6, 2001
January 3, 2003
January 20, 2001
date of birth=birth date and age|1934|06|28
place of birth=
date of death=
residence= Detroit, Michigan
Swarthmore College Harvard Law School
website= [http://levin.senate.gov/ Carl Levin]
Carl Milton Levin (born
June 28, 1934) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michiganand is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He has been in the Senate since 1979 and Michigan's senior senator since 1995. He is the longest-serving US Senator ever to represent Michigan. Levin is currently running for a 6th term in the Senate.
Levin was born in
Detroitto Jewish parents Bess Levinson and Saul R. Levin. [ [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/levin.htm 1 ] ] He attended Detroit public schools and graduated from Swarthmore Collegein 1956 and from Harvard Law Schoolin 1959. Soon after earning his law degree, he was admitted to the Michigan bar and opened a practice in Detroit, where he still lives. He received honorary degrees from Michigan State Universityin 2004 and Wayne State Universityin 2005.
He was state assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Michigan
civil rightscommission from 1964-67. He was special assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender for the city of Detroit from 1968-69. He was a member of the Detroit City Council1969-77, the last four years as council president.
United States Senate
* Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
* Committee on Armed Services (Chairman)
** Subcommittee on Airland (Ex-Officio)
** Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities (Ex-Officio)
** Subcommittee on Personnel (Ex-Officio)
** Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support (Ex-Officio)
** Subcommittee on SeaPower (Ex-Officio)
** Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (Ex-Officio)
* Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
**Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Chairman)
**Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security
**Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia
He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978, defeating
Senate Minority Whip Robert P. Griffin.
Levin faced a tough reelection bid in 1984 against former
astronaut Jack R. Lousma, winning by only four points. However, he routed Congressman Bill Schuettein 1990, and was reelected in 1996 and 2002 against only nominal Republican opposition. In 2002, Levin garnered 61% of the vote against Republican Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski despite the then-high popularity of President George W. Bushand the GOP and a close gubernatorial race that year.
2008 re-election campaign
December 4, 2006, Levin announced that he will run for a sixth term in the 2008 election. [http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061205/UPDATE/612050301] Republican Jack Hoogendyk[http://www.jackformichigan.org/] is running against him and both were unopposed in their party primaries.
2002 Michigan United States Senatorial Election
1984 Michigan United States Senatorial Election
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