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Encyclopedia > Patrick Leahy
Patrick Leahy
Patrick Leahy

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 14, 1975
Serving with Bernie Sanders
Preceded by George Aiken
Succeeded by Incumbent (2011)

Born March 31, 1940 (age 67)
Montpelier, Vermont
Political party Democratic
Spouse Marcelle Pomerleau
Religion Roman Catholic

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Early life

Leahy was born in Montpelier, Vermont to Irish-American father Howard Francis Leahy (a printer; d. 1984) and Italian-American mother Alba Zambon (1909-1996); he has a brother, John, and a sister, Mary. Leahy graduated from Saint Michael's College in 1961 and received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1964. He practiced as a lawyer until he was elected for four terms as State's Attorney of Chittenden County from 1966 to 1974. Leahy was elected to the United States Senate for the first time in 1974, and has been re-elected for the following five terms. Leahy was only the second Democrat ever elected to Congress from Vermont, and the first Democratic Senator from that state. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Distribution of Irish Americans according to the 2000 Census Irish Americans are residents of the United States who acknowledge Irish ancestry and self-identify with the term. ... Logo of Sons of Italy, which is the largest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. ... Saint Michaels College is a private, residential, liberal arts Catholic college. ... Doctor of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, or Juris Doctor (abbreviated J.D. or JD, from the Latin, Doctor of Law) is a professional degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... The State Attorney (also called States Attorney or District Attorney or D.A.) is an appointed or elected official who is often the chief law enforcement officer of his or her respective county circuit or district. ... Chittenden County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ...


In 1962, Leahy married Marcelle Pomerleau; the couple have three children: Kevin, Alicia, and Mark.


U.S. Senator

He was reelected in 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004. He was chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry from 1987 until the Democrats lost control of the Senate in 1995 and was then Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2001 until the Democrats lost control again in 2003. He is now the Chairman of that committee, and is one of the key Democratic leaders in the partisan Senate fight over the complicated and ever-changing rules for filling federal judgeships via the Senate's constitutional duty of advise and consent. Leahy also serves as third-highest Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and as the Ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs. In his position as the second-highest Democrat on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Leahy serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Research, Nutrition and General Legislation. The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nations agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition and health. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ... Advise and Consent is a political novel written by Allen Drury and published in 1959. ... U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...



In 1987, Leahy resigned from his position as Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after an investigation into an alleged leak to a reporter regarding information. The information released by Leahy was not classified and it was determined there was no ethical or criminal violation. In 2005, Leahy was critical of the George W. Bush administration's unprecedented use of the National Security Agency to spy on US citizens without obtaining a warrant. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) allows for up to three days to obtain a warrant, after the fact. The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is a select committee of the United States Senate dedicated to overseeing the American Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. ...

Senator Leahy (right) with Senator Jon Kyl (left), and Senator Dianne Feinstein (center), speak at a news conference in support of legislation to protect the rights of crime victims in April 2004.
Senator Leahy (right) with Senator Jon Kyl (left), and Senator Dianne Feinstein (center), speak at a news conference in support of legislation to protect the rights of crime victims in April 2004.

The 1998 election was noteworthy in that Leahy had the rare endorsement of his Republican opponent, Fred Tuttle. Fred was the lead actor in the Vermont movie Man With A Plan, in which a farmer decides to run for the House. Fred was persuaded to run in real life for the Senate; after a surprise defeat of the other Republican candidate Jack McMullen, Fred told voters to vote for Leahy because he didn't want to move to Washington D.C. Leahy was touched by this gesture; he once said that Fred was the "distilled essence of Vermonthood". Image File history File links LeahyCO.jpg Senator Leahy with Senators Feinstein and Kyl at a Press Conference Source: http://feinstein. ... Image File history File links LeahyCO.jpg Senator Leahy with Senators Feinstein and Kyl at a Press Conference Source: http://feinstein. ... This page is about the current Arizona Senator; for his father, a U.S. Representative from Iowa, see John Kyl; for a U.S. Representative from Mississippi with a similar name, see John Kyle. ... Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born June 22, 1933) is currently the Democratic senior U.S. Senator from California, an office she has held since 1992. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Fred H. Tuttle (July 18, 1919–October 4, 2003) was an American dairy farmer, film actor and one-time candidate for the U.S. Senate from the state of Vermont. ...


Leahy resides in a farmhouse in Middlesex, Vermont that he moved to from Burlington. Middlesex, Vermont Middlesex is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. ...


Leahy was one of two Senators targeted in the 2001 anthrax attacks. The anthrax letter meant for him was intercepted before it reached his office. The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, also known as Amerithrax from its FBI case name, occurred over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001 (a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks). ...


In 2004 Senator Leahy was awarded the Electronic Privacy Information Center's Champion of Freedom Award for efforts in information privacy and open government. Leahy is regarded as one of the leading privacy advocates in Congress. Leahy is also passionate about the issue of land mines. Electronic Privacy Information Center or EPIC is a public interest research group in Washington D.C.. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. ... “Minefield” redirects here. ...


On June 22, 2004 Leahy and Vice President Dick Cheney participated in the US Senate class photo. During this time, Cheney upbraided Leahy for Leahy's recent excoriations of Cheney over Halliburton's alleged war profiteering. The discussion ended with Cheney telling Leahy to "... go fuck yourself". [1] Some have pointed to this incident as further evidence of increased partisanship in American politics. Leahy joked about the incident in 2007 when he escorted Bernie Sanders, Vermont's newly-elected senator, to the well of the Senate where he was sworn in by Cheney "When it comes to the vice president, it's always better to be sworn in than to be sworn at." [2] June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941) is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Halliburton Energy Services (NYSE: HAL) is a multinational corporation with operations in over 120 countries. ...


In March, 2004, Leahy and Orrin Hatch introduced the Pirate Act backed by the RIAA as part of an on-going crusade against Internet file sharing. Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... The Pirate Act is a bill before the United States Senate that would let federal prosecutors file civil lawsuits against suspected copyright infringers. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


In July, 2004, Leahy and Orrin Hatch introduced the INDUCE Act aimed at combating copyright infringement. [3] Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... The Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act, often abbreviated to just INDUCE Act, is a bill introduced in the United States Senate which targets who[m]ever intentionally induces any violation of copyright. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


On November 2, 2004, Leahy easily defeated his opponent, businessman Jack McMullen, with 70.6% of the vote. On January 5, 2005, Leahy was sworn in for his sixth term in the Senate by Vice President Cheney. November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Leahy surprised many when on September 21, 2005 he announced his support for John Roberts to be Chief Justice. Despite often being labeled a liberal Democrat, he has broken with his party on other occasions. However, on January 19, 2006, Leahy announced that he would vote against Judge Samuel Alito to be a justice on the Supreme Court. He has a mixed record on gun control, being one of the few Senate Democrats to vote against the Brady Bill. He voted for NAFTA and is in favor of phasing out farm subsidies that are supported by the populist wing of the Democratic Party. However, he recently voted against CAFTA. Leahy voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and was one of the few liberal Democrats to support the ban on partial-birth abortions. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Glover Roberts Jr. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. ... The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, also known as the Brady Bill, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 30, 1993. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... An agricultural subsidy is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers to supplement their income, help manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and bolster the market price of commodities. ... The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is a free trade agreement between the United States and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and Canada, and Mexico. ... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the commonly-used name of a federal law of the United States that is officially known as Pub. ...



On March 2, 2006, Leahy was one of ten senators that voted against the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act, a bill to extend the USA PATRIOT Act. March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56), known as the USA PATRIOT Act or simply the Patriot Act, is an American act which President Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001. ...


On January 18, 2007, Leahy received widespread coverage in the Canadian media for his harsh cross-examination of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the Maher Arar affair and the extraordinary rendition of Arar to Syria. [4] January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) is the 80th and current Attorney General of the United States. ... Maher Arar (Arabic: ‎; born 1970 in Syria) is a Canadian software engineer. ... Extraordinary rendition and irregular rendition are terms used to describe the extrajudicial transfer of a person from one state to another, and Torture by proxy is used by some critics to describe extraordinary rendition by the United States, with regard to the alleged transfer of suspected terrorists to countries known...


Trivia

  • Senator Leahy wrote the introduction to the collected edition of Green Arrow: the Archer's Quest.
  • Senator Leahy is a fan of the Grateful Dead. He has not only attended concerts, but has taped them, and has a collection of Dead tapes in his Senate Offices. Jerry Garcia visited him at his Senate offices, and the Senator gave a tie designed by Garcia to Senator Orrin Hatch (who responded by giving Leahy a Rush Limbaugh tie). Surviving band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart have participated in fundraisers for Leahy and his Political Action Committee, the Green Mountain Victory Fund. Leahy also appeared in a videotaped tribute to the Dead when they received a lifetime achievement award at the 2002 Jammys. His Senate web site notes this response to a question from 7th Grade Students from Vermont's Thetford Academy who asked Leahy which Dead song was his favorite, he replied: "...my favorite is Black Muddy River but we always play Trucking on election night at my headquarters."
  • Also a fan of U2, Leahy has a picture mounted on the wall of his office of himself, his wife, President Bill Clinton and Bono. On it, Bono has drawn an arrow pointed to himself, with the caption, "Would you trust this man with your children?"
  • Despite Vermont's current status as a solid Democratic state, Leahy is the only Democrat to be elected to the US Senate from Vermont since the Civil War. Jim Jeffords was elected as a Republican before he switched to become an independent. Bernie Sanders was elected as an independent; he won and then refused the Democratic Party nomination.
  • He is quoted on Loung Ung's website: "In this gripping narrative Loung Ung describes the unfathomable evil that engulfed Cambodia during her childhood, the courage that enabled her family to survive, and the determination that has made her an eloquent voice for peace and justice in Cambodia. It is a tour de force that strengthens our resolve to prevent and punish crimes against humanities." The book he is referring to is Lucky Child.
  • He is an amateur photographer.
  • Rush Limbaugh designated him "Leaky Leahy" after Leahy disclosed a top secret communications intercept during a 1985 television interview.

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Preceded by
George Aiken
United States Senator (Class 3) from Vermont
1975-
Served alongside: Robert Stafford, Jim Jeffords, Bernie Sanders
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OR: Wyden (D), Smith (R) Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889. ... Max Sieben Baucus (b. ... Jonathan Jon Tester (born August 21, 1956) is the Democratic Senator-elect from Montana. ... Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Earl Benjamin Ben Nelson (born May 17, 1941 in McCook, Nebraska) is an American politician from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ... Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... New Hampshire ratified the Constitution on June 21, 1788. ... Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... New Jersey ratified the Constitution on December 18, 1787. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912. ... Pietro Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is a powerful Republican United States senator from New Mexico. ... Jesse Francis Jeff Bingaman Jr. ... The state of New York ratified the Constitution on July 26, 1788, thereby becoming the eleventh state. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from the state of New York, serving since 1999. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the Biggest loser/retard these united states have seen from New York. ... United States Senate House of Representatives Congress District 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 1st* (1789-1791) John Baptista Ashe John Steele Hugh Williamson Timothy Bloodworth John Sevier 2nd* (1791-1793) William Barry Grove Nathaniel Macon 3rd* (1793-1795) William J. Dawson Matthew... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole, (born July 29, 1936) was elected to the United States Senate in 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009. ... Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. ... Kent Conrad (born on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... George Victor Voinovich (Vojinović in Serbo-Croatian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the Democratic Junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ... James Mountain Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is a conservative, Christian Fundamentalist, American politician from Oklahoma. ... Thomas Allen Tom Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... This is a List of United States Senators from Oregon, in the United States of America. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is Oregons junior United States Senator. ...

PA: Specter (R), Casey (D)
RI: Reed (D), Whitehouse (D)
SC: Graham (R), DeMint (R)
SD: Johnson (D), Thune (R)
TN: Alexander (R), Corker (R)
TX: Hutchison (R), Cornyn (R)
UT: Hatch (R), Bennett (R)
VT: Leahy (D), Sanders (I)
VA: Warner (R), Webb (D)
WA: Murray (D), Cantwell (D)
WV: Byrd (D), Rockefeller (D)
WI: Kohl (D), Feingold (D)
WY: Thomas (R), Enzi (R) Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution on December 12, 1787. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... Rhode Island ratified the Constitution on May 29, 1790. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the Junior Senator from the state of Rhode Island. ... South Carolina ratified the Constitution on May 23, 1788. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... The following is a list of United States Senators from South Dakota. ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946 in Canton, South Dakota) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Bob Corker Robert Phillips Bob Corker, Jr. ... Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29 1845. ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. ... Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the current junior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25 1788. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American statesman and politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974 and has served as a Republican senator from Virginia since 1979. ... James Henry Jim Webb, Jr. ... Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889. ... Patricia Lynn Murray (known as Patty Murray) (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 19, 1863. ... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. ... This article refers to Sen. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Wyoming was admitted to the Union on June 10, 1890. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States senator from Wyoming. ...

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