Bernie Sanders Biography

[Editor's Note: On Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020, Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign. In a video published in the NPR article, "Bernie Sanders Is Suspending His Presidential Campaign,” Sanders stated, "I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth, and that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden and the path toward victory is virtually impossible. So while we are winning the ideological battle, and while we are winning the support of so many young people, and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful. And so today I am announcing the suspension of my campaign. Please know that I do not make this decision lightly. In fact, it has been a very difficult and painful decision.”]

Bernie Sanders
Democratic Presidential Candidate
US Senator (I-VT)

Full Name: Bernard Sanders
Birthdate: Sep. 8, 1941
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Marital Status: Married to Jane O'Meara
Children: Four (Levi, Dave, Carina, and Heather)
Religion: Jewish

  • US Senator (I-VT), Jan. 3, 2007-present
  • US Presidential Candidate, 2016
  • US Representative (I-VT), Jan. 3, 1991-Jan. 3, 2007
  • 37th Mayor, Burlington, VT, Apr. 6, 1981-Apr. 4, 1989
  • Candidate, Governor of Vermont, Liberty Union party, 1972, 1976
  • Former Head Start teacher, carpenter, writer, and psychiatric aide

  • BA, Political Science, University of Chicago, 1964

  • Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance, 2018
  • Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, 2017
  • Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, 2020
  • The Speech: On Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class, 2010
  • Cowritten with Huck Gutman, Outsider in the White House, 1997

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