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Jim Jeffords

Jim JeffordsAKA James Merrill Jeffords

Born: 11-May-1934
Birthplace: Rutland, VT
Died: 18-Aug-2014
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Vermont, 1989-2007

Military service: US Navy (1956-1959) ; US Naval Reserve (1959-90)

[1] Republican to 2001, independent afterwards.

Father: Olin M. Jeffords (former Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, d.)
Mother: Marion H. Jeffords (d.)
Wife: Elizabeth Daley ("Liz", m. 1961, div. 1979, one son, one daughter)
Son: Leonard
Daughter: Laura
Wife: Elizabeth Daley ("Liz", remarried, m. 26-Aug-1986, d. 13-Apr-2007 ovarian cancer)

    High School: Rutland High School, Rutland, VT
BS, Yale University (1956)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1962)

    US Senator, Vermont (1989-2007)
    US Congressman, Vermont (1975-89)
    Attorney General of Vermont (1969-73)
    Vermont State Senate (1967-68)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Jobs for America's Graduates Board of Directors (former)
    Kennedy Center ex-officio member
    National Osteoporosis Foundation Honorary Board of Trustees
    Vermont Bar Association 1962
    Appendectomy (1939)
    Attempted Murder Albany County, NY (Jul-1952), charges dropped
    Grand Larceny Albany County, NY (Jul-1952), charges dropped
    Leaving the Scene of an Accident Albany County, NY (Jul-1952), charges dropped
    Resisting Arrest Albany County, NY (Jul-1952), charges dropped
    Mugged Washington, DC
    House Banking Scandal 1 overdrawn check
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

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Author of books:
An Independent Man: Adventures of a Public Servant (2003)

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