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Patrick Joseph Leahy

Current Location:: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Birthplace: Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Howard Francis Leahy and Alba Maria Leahy
Husband of Marcelle Leahy

Occupation: President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator

Patrick Joseph Leahy ( born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont, in office since 1975. A member of the Democratic Party, Leahy has been the President pro tempore of the United States Senate since December 17, 2012; as President pro tempore, he is third in the presidential line of succession. He is the most senior senator and took office at a younger age than any other current senator.

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.[2]. Leahy married Marcelle Pomerleau in 1962; she is bilingual with French Canadian heritage from Quebec immigrants in Vermont. They have three children.

"Then there's Leahy's recreational Hollywood career, which he likely would not have were he not a senator. He's a bit player in the Batman movies, and even had a one-line speaking part in "The Dark Knight."" [2]



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March 31, 1940
Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, United States