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Arlen Specter, D



Political Highlights: Philadelphia district attorney, 1966-74; Republican nominee for mayor of Philadelphia, 1967; defeated for re-election as Philadelphia district attorney, 1973; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1976; sought Republican nomination for governor, 1978; U.S. Senate, 1981-2011
Born: February 12, 1930; Wichita, Kan.
Residence: Philadelphia
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Joan Specter; two children
Education: U. of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1951; Yale U., LL.B. 1956

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