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Ben Nelson

Ben NelsonAKA Earl Benjamin Nelson

Born: 17-May-1941
Birthplace: McCook, NE

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Nebraska

Former Governor of Nebraska and two-term US Senator. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2005 Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform.

Father: Benjamin E. Nelson
Mother: Birdella Nelson
Wife: Diane Gleason (m. 1980, four children)

    University: BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (1963)
    University: MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (1965)
    Law School: JD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (1970)

    US Senator, Nebraska (2001-13)
    Governor of Nebraska (1991-99)
    Central National Insurance Group of Omaha to President (1976-90)
    Nebraska State Official Dir., Insurance Dept. (1975-76)
    Central National Insurance Group of Omaha (-1975)
    Boy Scouts of America Board Member, Mid America Council
    American Bar Association
    Caring Institute Honorary Trustee
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Nebraska State Bar Association
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Eagle Scout
    Dubya Nickname Nellie, Benny, Benator
    New Democrat Movement Senate New Democrat Coalition

Official Website:
http://bennelson.senate.gov/


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