Paul Wellstone

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Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Oct 25, 2002 (58)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Oct 25, 2002 (58)

About

American academic and Democratic politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002.

Before Fame

He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a wrestling scholarship, where he became an undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling champion.

Trivia

He was the only Senator facing reelection to vote against the congressional authorization for the war in Iraq in 2002.

Family Life

His wife, Sheila, and his daughter, Marcia, died with him in the 2002 plane crash.

Associated With

He was buried the same cemetery in which Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was interred.