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Russ Feingold

Russ FeingoldAKA Russell Dana Feingold

Born: 2-Mar-1953
Birthplace: Janesville, WI

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Wisconsin, 1993-2011

Attorney and Wisconsin state legislator elected to US Senate in 1992, succeeding Bob Kasten. Progressive but iconoclastic Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights. Co-sponsor with John McCain of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, commonly called McCain-Feingold. Supported 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2005 Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2008 Wall Street bailout. Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded in Senate by (ambiguous link, Ron Johnson).


[1] Beth Hillel Temple, Kenosha, WI.

Father: Leon Feingold (attorney, b. 1912, d. 1980)
Mother: Sylvia Binstock Feingold (office worker, b. 1918, d. 2005)
Wife: Sue Levine (m. 1977, div. 1986, two daughters)
Daughter: Jessica Feingold (attorney)
Daughter: Ellen Feingold
Wife: Mary Erpenbach Speerschneider (m. 20-Jan-1991, div. 2005, two stepsons)
Son: Sam Speerschneider (stepson)
Son: Ted Speerschneider (stepson)

    High School: Joseph A. Craig High School, Janesville, WI (1971)
    University: University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975)
    Scholar: Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford University (1977)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1979)
    Professor: Law, Marquette University (2011-)

    US Senator, Wisconsin (1993-2011)
    Wisconsin State Senate 27th (1983-93)
    La Follette & Sinykin Partner
    Foley & Lardner Staff Attorney
    Rhodes Scholarship 1977
    B'nai B'rith
    US Holocaust Memorial Museum Council Member
    State Bar of Wisconsin 1979
    Jewish Ancestry
    Polish Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry
    Ukrainian Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Citizen Koch (Jan-2013) · Himself

Author of books:
While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era (2012, nonfiction)


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