Jim Webb

Jim Webb DEMDemocrat

American politician, military officer and author

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Jim WebbDEMDemocrat American politician, military officer and author
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James Henry Webb Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is an American politician and author. He has served as a United States senator from Virginia, Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Counsel for the United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is a decorated Marine Corps officer. Outside of working in government, Webb is also an Emmy Award winning journalist, filmmaker, and author of ten books. In addition, he taught literature at the United States Naval Academy and was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. As a member of the Democratic Party, Webb announced on November 19, 2014, that he was forming an exploratory committee to evaluate a run for President of the United States in 2016. On July 2, 2015, he announced that he would be joining the race for the Democratic nomination for president, but stepped down from running in the primaries on October 20, 2015, stating that he was "not comfortable" with many political positions from the party's leadership.In 2020, Webb was named the first distinguished fellow of University of Notre Dame's International Security Center.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
University of Southern California
1963 - 1964
Bellevue East High School
De La Salle College, Belfast
United States Naval Academy
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
United States Senate
2007 - 2012
Born Fighting Political Action Committee
Secretary of the Navy
United States Navy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
United States Department of Defense
House Committee on Veterans Affairs
1977 - 1981
Former Company Commander
Fifth Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam
Former Platoon Commander
Marine Corps Officer Candidates School
Former Staff
Secretary of Navy
Former Visiting Writer
United States Naval Academy
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Friends of Scotland
Redneck Caucus
Former Chair
Asia-Pacific Subcommittee, Foreign Relations Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Armed Services Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Economic Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Veterans Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Foreign Relations Committee, United States Senate