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Mark Dayton

Mark DaytonAKA Mark Brandt Dayton

Born: 26-Jan-1947
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Minnesota

Department store heir elected to US Senate in 2000, succeeding Rod Grams, and elected Governor of Minnesota in 2010, succeeding Tim Pawlenty. Progressive Democrat; pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights. Great-grandson of George Draper Dayton, founder of the Dayton's chain that evolved into the present-day Target department stores. High school classmate of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple.


[1] Democratic-Farmer-Labor.

Father: Bruce Dayton (philanthropist)
Mother: Gwendolen Brandt Dayton (d.)
Wife: Alida Rockefeller Messinger (m. 1978, div. 1986, two sons)
Son: Eric J. Dayton
Son: Andrew Dayton
Wife: Janice Haarstick (div. 1999)

    High School: Blake School, Minneapolis, MN (1965)
    University:
BA Psychology, Yale University (1969)
    Teacher: P.S. 65, New York City, NY

    Governor of Minnesota (2011-)
    US Senator, Minnesota (2001-07)
    Minnesota State Official State Auditor (1991-94)
    Congressional Staff Legislative Asst. to Sen. Walter Mondale
    Bill Bradley for President
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Friends of Hillary
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Searchlight Leadership Fund
    Women's Campaign Forum
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    unknown detox facility c. 1983
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Depression


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