Dick Durbin

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Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1944 (age 73)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

US Senator from Illinois who became the Senate Majority Whip, the second highest position in the Democratic Party leadership in the Senate, in 2007.

Before Fame

He obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1969 before becoming the legal counsel to Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon from 1969 to 1972.

Trivia

He was one of the first politicians to introduce a bill into the House that would ban cigarette smoking on airplanes.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Loretta Schaefer.

Associated With

He urged Rod Blagojevich to resign and not name a successor to Barack Obama following Blagojevich's arrest but the former Governor did not listen to him.