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Claiborne Pell

Claiborne PellAKA Claiborne de Borda Pell

Born: 22-Nov-1918
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1-Jan-2009
Location of death: Newport, RI
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Columba's Chapel Cemetery, Middletown, RI

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Rhode Island, 1961-97

Military service: US Coast Guard (1941-45); US Coast Guard Reserve

The Pell Grant program is named after him.

Father: Herbert C. Pell (diplomat, Congressman, b. 1884, d. 1961)
Mother: Matilda Bigelow
Wife: Nuala O'Donnell (m. 1944, until his death, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Christopher Pell
Daughter: Dallas Pell Yates
Daughter: Julia Pell
Son: Herbert Pell III (d. 1999)

    High School: St. George's School, Middletown, RI
    University: BA History, Princeton University (1940)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1946)
    Administrator: Trustee Emeritus, Brown University

    US State Department US Delegate to the United Nations (1997)
    US Senator, Rhode Island (3-Jan-1961 to 3-Jan-1997)
    US State Department FSO in Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Washington (1945-52)
    Afghanistan Relief Committee Honorary Co-Chair
    Club of Rome
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Council for a Livable World
    Dean for America
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Hillary
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Institute of Noetic Sciences Life Director
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Society of the Cincinnati
    Human Potential Foundation Co-Founder
    French Legion of Honor

Author of books:
Megalopolis Unbound (1966)
Power and Policy (1972)


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