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Wyden wins election
POR96013001-30JAN96-PORTLAND, OR., USA: Ron Wyden, C, gives wife Laurie a kiss, while campaign workers and well-wishers cheer 30 Jan. following his victory speech. Wyden won the special U.S. Senate election held to fill the seat left vacant by former Sen. Bob Packwood who resigned because of allegations of sexual harassment. The election was the first Senate race in the nation to be conducted completely by mail-in ballot. UPI pa/Jeffrey Foster
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Robert William "Bob" Packwood (born September 11, 1932) is a U.S. politician from Oregon and a member of the Republican Party. He resigned from the United States Senate, under threat of expulsion, in 1995 after allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and assault of women emerged.

Packwood was born in Portland, Oregon, graduated from Grant High School in 1950, and then in 1954 graduated from Willamette University in Salem.

Packwood is the great-grandson of William H. Packwood, the youngest member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention of 1857. Packwood had his great-grandfather’s political bent from his early years. During his undergraduate years, he participated in Young Republican activities and worked on political campaigns, including later Governor and US Senator Mark Hatfield's first run for the Oregon House of Representatives. He received the prestigious Root-Tilden Scholarship to New York University Law School, where he earned national awards in moot court competition and was elected student body president After graduating from the NYU Law School in 1957, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Portland.

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