Tom Harkin

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Birthday
9, 1939
Birthplace
Cumming, IA
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Cumming, IA

About

Iowa Democrat who began serving his state in the Senate in 1985. He is the longest-serving senator in Iowa's state history and he became the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Before Fame

He flew jets for the Navy for five years.

Trivia

He was an early frontrunner for his party's presidential nomination in 1992, but dropped out in support of eventual winner Bill Clinton.

Family Life

He has two daughters with wife Ruth Harkin.

Associated With

Barry Goldwater called him out for saying he flew combat missions in Vietnam, when he really hadn't.