Frank Lautenberg

Frank Lautenberg DEMDemocrat

U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1924-2013)

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Frank LautenbergDEMDemocrat U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1924-2013)
Age at Death1924-2013
NJResidence (state)

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (January 23, 1924 – June 3, 2013) was a businessman and American Democratic Party politician who served as United States Senator from New Jersey from 1982 to 2001, and again from 2003 until his death in 2013. He was originally from Paterson, New Jersey. Lautenberg was elected five terms as Senator. He first took office in December 1982 and served three terms, retiring from the Senate in 2001. Called upon to run again one year later due to circumstances surrounding his Senate colleague Robert Torricelli's re-election campaign, Lautenberg returned to the Senate in January 2003 and was elected to one additional term in 2008. He died during his second term and remains New Jersey's longest serving senator, with a total of 28 years, 5 months and 8 days in office. Before entering politics, he was an early partner in, and became the chairman and chief executive officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. In his early years, he served overseas in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1942 to 1946 as a part of the war effort, and after returning home his interest in American political events increased. He has been called "the last of the New Deal liberals" and was known for his legislative efforts against drunk driving, and his support of spending for Amtrak and urban public transportation, for stronger environmental regulations, greater consumer protections, and investigations of wrongdoing by Wall Street.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Columbia University
Nutley High School
Columbia Business School
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Automatic Data Processing
1952 - 1982
Chief Executive Officer
Automatic Data Processing
1952 - 1982
New York/New Jersey Port Authority
1978 - 1982
Automatic Data Processing
1952 - 1982
United States Army
1942 - 1946
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Advisory Council
Columbia University Graduate School of Business
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe