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Bill Delahunt

Bill DelahuntAKA William D. Delahunt, Jr.

Born: 18-Jul-1941
Birthplace: Quincy, MA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Massachusetts, 1997-2011

Military service: US Coast Guard Reserves (1963-71)

Massachusetts state legislator and local district attorney elected to US Congress in 1996, succeeding Gerry Studds, who did not run for re-election. Progressive Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights. Back-bencher with no significant legislative accomplishments. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2008 Wall Street bailout. Did not seek re-election in 2010, and succeeded in Congress by William R. Keating. Applied to open three medical marijuana dispensaries in 2013.

Father: William D. Delahunt (sales manager)
Mother: Ruth (d.)
Wife: Katharina (div. 1986, two daughters)
Daughter: Kristin
Daughter: Kara Mai (adopted)

    High School: Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA
    University: BA, Middlebury College (1963)
    Law School: JD, Boston College Law School (1967)

    US Congressman, Massachusetts 10th (1997-2011)
    Massachusetts State Official District Attorney, Norfolk County, MA (1975-96)
    Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1973-75)
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)

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