Amy Klobuchar Biography

[Editor's Note: On Monday, Mar. 2, 2020, Amy Klobuchar suspended her campaign for president. In a speech quoted by the Mar. 2, 2020 Wall Street Journal article, "Amy Klobuchar Ends Democratic Presidential Campaign," Klobuchar stated, "We need to unite our party and our country and to do it not just with our words but our actions. That is why today, I am ending my campaign and endorsing Joe Biden for president."]

Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Presidential Candidate
US Senator (D-MN)

Full Name: Amy Jean Klobuchar
Birthdate: May 25, 1960
Birthplace: Plymouth, MN
Marital Status: Married to John Bessler
Children: One (Abigail)
Religion: Congregationalist (United Church of Christ)

  • US Senator (D-MN), Jan 3, 2007-present
  • County Attorney, Hennepin County, MN, Jan. 3, 1999-Jan. 3, 2007
  • Former Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
  • Former Partner, Gray Plant Mooty

  • JD, University of Chicago, 1985
  • BA, magna cum laude, Political Science, Yale University, 1982

  • The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland, 2015

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