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Encyclopedia > Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Whitehouse

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2007
Serving with Jack Reed
Preceded by Lincoln Chafee
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born October 20, 1955 (age 51)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse Sandra Whitehouse
Profession attorney
Religion Episcopalian

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the Junior Senator from the state of Rhode Island. A Democrat, he previously served as United States Attorney (1994-1998) and state Attorney General for Rhode Island. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 3 is the 3rd 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. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... It has been suggested that Executive Office for United States Attorneys be merged into this article or section. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Official language(s) English Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ...


Whitehouse was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary Celine Rand and career diplomat Charles Whitehouse, and grandson of diplomat Sheldon Whitehouse. He graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, Yale in 1978 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982. New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... St. ... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... The University of Virginia School of Law was founded in Charlottesville in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson as one of the original subjects taught at his academical village, the University of Virginia. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Whitehouse is married; he lives in Rhode Island with his wife Dr. Sandra Thornton Whitehouse, a marine biologist, and their two children, Molly and Alexander. Nickname: Beehive of Industry, The Renaissance City, The Divine City Location in Rhode Island Coordinates: Country United States State Rhode Island County Providence Government  - Mayor David N. Cicilline (D) Area  - City  20. ... Marine biology is the study of animal and plant life within saltwater ecosystems. ...


Whitehouse defeated Republican incumbent Lincoln Chafee in the November 7, 2006 election to become the junior Senator from Rhode Island. Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Early career

Whitehouse worked as a clerk for Judge Richard F. Neely in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia from 1982 to 1983. He also worked in the Rhode Island Attorney General's office as a special assistant attorney general from 1985 to 1990, chief of the Regulatory Unit (which oversaw utilities) from 1988 to 1990, and also an assistant attorney general from 1989 to 1990.[1] The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (not the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals) is the court of last resort for the State of West Virginia. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patrick C. Lynch (born February 4, 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island) is Rhode Islands Attorney General. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Whitehouse worked as Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun's Executive Counsel beginning in 1991, and was later tapped to serve as Director of Policy. He oversaw the state's response to the RISDIC banking crisis,[8] which took place right after Sundlun took office. Whitehouse was appointed by Sundlun to be the state's Director of Business Regulation in 1992, where he oversaw a drastic reform in the state's workers' compensation insurance system.[1] Bruce Sundlun (born January 19, 1920) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island

President Bill Clinton appointed Whitehouse to serve as United States attorney for Rhode Island in 1994. Whitehouse held the position for four years, and was the first prosecutor to convict a member of organized crime under Clinton's "three strikes law" for organized crime.[1] Whitehouse also initiated the investigation into municipal corruption in Rhode Island that led to Operation Plunder Dome, in which Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci was eventually convicted on conspiracy charges.[2] William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Three strikes laws are a highly controversial category of statutes enacted by state governments in the United States which require the state courts to hand down a mandatory and extended period of incarceration to persons who have been convicted of a serious criminal offense on three or more separate occasions. ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. Blue colors indicate little corruption, red colors indicate much corruption In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate... Operation Plunder Dome was the codename of an undercover investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption within the government of the City of Providence, Rhode Island. ... Buddy Cianci Vincent Albert Buddy Cianci, Jr. ...


Political career

State attorney general

In 1998, Whitehouse was elected as attorney general. He initiated a lawsuit against the lead paint industry that ended in a mistrial; the state later won a second lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers Sherwin Williams Co., Millennium Holdings and NL Industries that found them responsible for creating a public nuisance.[3] Whitehouse also founded the Rhode Island Quality Institute,[9] "an organization dedicated to improving health care quality in the State of Rhode Island,"[4] and authorized the first Rhode Island State Police wire tap to investigate public corruption. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is a Cleveland, Ohio, USA-based company in the general building materials industry. ... The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) is an agency of the state of Rhode Island responsible for statewide law enforcement and regulation, especially in areas underserved by local police agencies and on the states limited-access highways. ... It has been suggested that Telephone recording,Voice logging be merged into this article or section. ...


Whitehouse's tenure as attorney general also saw some controversy. When black Providence police officer Cornel Young Jr. was shot and killed by two fellow officers while he was off-duty in January 2000,[5] Whitehouse was criticized for not appointing an independent prosecutor to investigate the shooting.[6] Later that year, Whitehouse was criticized when 15-year-old Jennifer Rivera, a witness in a murder case, was shot by a relative of the man she was to testify against later that year.[7] After Rivera's shooting, Whitehouse strengthened the state's witness protection program. ...


Gubernatorial candidate

Whitehouse was a candidate for governor in 2002. He was defeated in the Democratic primary by former State Senator and two time failed gubernatorial candidate Myrth York who went on to lose for a third time in the general election, against Republican Donald Carcieri. Look up Candidate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... Myrth York is a former Democratic Rhode Island State Senator and three time failed candidate for governor. ... Donald L. Don Carcieri (born December 16, 1942) is the governor of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. ...


U.S. Senate

Whitehouse ran for the seat occupied by Senator Lincoln Chafee, a Republican seeking a second full term. After winning the Democratic primary by a large margin, Whitehouse went on to defeat Chafee with 53 percent of the vote. The Rhode Island Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c Sheldon Whitehouse for Governor, "About Sheldon" (cached 9/1/2002).[1]
  2. ^ Rhode Island Cancer Council, "Sheldon Whitehouse".[2]
  3. ^ Peter B. Lord, "3 companies found liable in lead-paint nuisance suit," The Providence Journal, February 23, 2006.[3]
  4. ^ Rhode Island Quality Institute, "Who We Are".[4]
  5. ^ Ken Mingis, "Off-duty Providence police officer shot, killed by 2 other officers," The Providence Journal, January 28, 2000.[5]
  6. ^ Jonathan D. Rockoff, "Minority leaders seek independent inquiry," The Providence Journal, February 6, 2000.[6]
  7. ^ Mark Arsenault, "Grounded in law, Whitehouse builds his case on leadership," The Providence Journal, August 25, 2002.[7]

The Providence Journal is a daily newspaper serving the metropolitan area of Providence, Rhode Island and is the largest newspaper in Rhode Island. ...

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Preceded by
Lincoln Chafee
United States Senator (Class 1) from Rhode Island
January 4, 2007
Served alongside: Jack Reed
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jeffrey B. Pine
Attorney General of Rhode Island
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Patrick C. Lynch
Preceded by
Lincoln Almond
U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island
1994 – 1998
Succeeded by
Margaret E. Curran
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