Russell Dana Feingold is an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee in the 2016 election for the same U.S. Senate seat he had previously occupied. From 1983 to 1993, he was a Wisconsin State Senator representing the 27th District.With John McCain, Feingold received the 1999 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He and McCain cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act , a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation. He was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act during the first vote on the legislation.
|United States Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes and the Congo-Kinshasa|
July 18, 2013 – March 6, 2015
|Preceded by||Barrie Walkley|
|Succeeded by||Tom Perriello|
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Bob Kasten|
|Succeeded by||Ron Johnson|
|Member of the Wisconsin Senate|
from the 27th district
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Everett Bidwell|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Wineke|
Russell Dana Feingold
March 2, 1953
Janesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
(m. 1977; div. 1986)
(m. 1991; div. 2005)
|Relations||Dena Feingold (sister)|
|Education||University of Wisconsin–Madison (BA)|
Magdalen College, Oxford (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
He served as a Democratic senator of Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011 and cosponsored the McCain-Feingold Act, a major piece of campaign finance reform legislation. He was the first U.S. senator of either party to suggest a firm date for American withdrawal from the Iraq war.
In 2005, he divorced his second wife, Mary, who he married in 1991 and had two children with.
He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1979 before being elected to the Wisconsin Senate three years later.
He was one of the first five senators to publicly announce his support for same-sex marriage. He received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and he wrote the book While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call to the Post-9/11 World.
He was selected by Secretary of State John Kerry as a special envoy to the Great Lakes region of Africa in 2013.
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● Russ Feingold was born on March 2, 1953 (age 69) in Wisconsin, United States ● He is a celebrity politician ● His popular books are While America Sleeps: A... (2012) and Representations of Violence... (2005) ● He attended Harvard Law School (1979)● He had 2 children Ellen Feingold, Jessica Feingold Lieberson● His spouse is Christine Ferdinand (m. 2013), Mary Feingold (m. 1991–2005), Sue Feingold (m. 1977–1986)
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