Dick Durbin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Dick Durbin

United States Senator from Illinois

Date of Birth: 21-Nov-1944

Place of Birth: East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician, professor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Dick Durbin

  • Richard Joseph Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Illinois, a seat he was first elected to in 1996.
  • He has been the Senate Democratic Whip since 2005, the second-highest position in the Democratic leadership in the U.S.
  • Senate. Durbin was born in East St.
  • Louis, Illinois.
  • He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Working in state legal counsel throughout the 1970s, he made an unsuccessful run for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 1978.
  • He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, representing the Springfield-based 20th congressional district.
  • In 1996, he won election to the U.S.
  • Senate by an unexpected 15-point margin.
  • He has served as Senate Democratic Whip since 2005, and for a period of eight years (2007–2015) served as the Senate Majority Whip.
  • He is currently dean of the Illinois congressional delegation, as he has served in Congress since 1983 as a U.S.
  • Representative from Illinois 20th Congressional District, and from 1997 as a U.S.
  • Senator from Illinois. Durbin now serves as the Senate Minority Whip following the 2014 midterm elections, where the Republicans gained a majority in the U.S.
  • Senate and Durbin won reelection, defeating Republican Jim Oberweis, by a margin of 53.55% to 42.69%.

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