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FBI: Leahy anthrax target

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Investigators sifting through quarantined congressional mail have found a letter apparently contaminated with anthrax that appears to be a close match to one se

FBI: Leahy anthrax target

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Investigators sifting through quarantined congressional mail have found a letter apparently contaminated with anthrax that appears to be a close match to one se
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

FBI: Leahy anthrax target

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Investigators sifting through congressional mail that had been quarantined since a letter containing anthrax was sent to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Thompson: U.S. won't destroy smallpox

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Bush administration said Friday it would not destroy the country's remaining stores of smallpox virus until adequate vaccines and treatments are available t
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House Reporter

Sen. Leahy gets suspicious letter

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) --

Congress bristles at military trials

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Some lawmakers bristled Wednesday at President George W. Bush's announcement that terrorist suspects could face military tribunals, and they were building momen
MARK BENJAMIN

Congress bristles at military trials

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Some lawmakers Wednesday bristled at President George W. Bush's announcement that terrorist suspects might face military tribunals, building momentum in Congres
MARK BENJAMIN

Conyers calls for civil liberties hearings

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, D-Mich., said Wednesday a decision by President George W. Bush that terrorist suspects might face a milit
MARK BENJAMIN

Congress eyes Ashcroft activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., might investigate new government plans to monitor communication between defense attorneys and the
MARK BENJAMIN

Senate eyes Ashcroft activity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) --

Wolrd Series win gives NYC a lift

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The mystique of Yankee stadium did its magic again as the New York Yankees won Game 4 by a score of 4-3 and tying the series 2-2 with the Arizona Diamondbacks T
ALEX CUKAN

Bush signs anti-terror bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Six weeks after the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil, President Bush on Friday signed into law a measure giving law enforcement agencies expanded author
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Senate sends anti-terror bill to president

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Senate approved Thursday -- by a 98 to 1 vote -- a final package of anti-terror reforms designed to help law enforcement monitor, observe and detain suspect
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Congress faces busy schedule after return

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Monday's anthrax letter mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., effectively shut down the Capitol and left the pile of unfinished legislative busi
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Judicial fight stymies tense Capitol

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Republican Senate leaders Tuesday continued their refusal to allow spending bills to be considered until they receive promises from the Democratic majority on t
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (R) listens to testimony at a committee hearing on "The Performance Rights Act and Parity among Music Delivery Platforms" on Capitol Hill in Washington on August 4, 2009. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Patrick Joseph Leahy (pronounced /ˈleɪhiː/; born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont and member of the Democratic Party. He is the first and only elected Democratic United States Senator in Vermont's history. He is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy is the second most senior U.S. Senator, and second longest-serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate having served since 1975.

Leahy was born in Montpelier, Vermont, the son of Alba (née Zambon) and Howard Francis Leahy, a printer. His grandparents came to Vermont from Ireland and Italy during the 19th century to work at quarries.

Leahy graduated from Saint Michael's College in 1961 and received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center 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 (at 34, he was the youngest U.S. Senator ever to be elected by Vermont). Leahy was the first and remains the only Democrat elected to the Senate from Vermont. He was also the first non-Republican Senator from Vermont since 1856.

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