Frank Lautenberg

United States Senator From New Jersey; Co-founder of Automatic Data Processing + Inc.
Born Jan 23, 1924
Hometown City of Paterson
Died Jun 3, 2013
Death Place City of New York
Political Party Democratic Partyl
Religion Judaism
Alma Mater in the City of Ne...

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. He first served in the United States Senate from 1982 to 2001; after a brief retirement, he was re-elected to the Senate and has served since 2003. He will retire again at the end of his current term in January 2015. At age 89, Lautenberg is the oldest current senator and the last serving veteran of World War II in the US Senate..… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Lautenberg.


1924 Birth Born on January 23, 1924.


1941 17 Years Old After graduating from Nutley High School in 1941, Lautenberg served overseas in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1946.


1949 25 Years Old Then, financed by the GI Bill, he attended and graduated from Columbia Business School in 1949 with a degree in economics. … Read More


1956 32 Years Old Frank Lautenberg married Lois Levenson in 1956, with whom he had four children: Ellen, Nan, Lisa, and Joshua. Their 31-year marriage ended in divorce, in 1988.


1972 48 Years Old Lautenberg contributed to Democratic candidates for years. He donated $90,000 to George McGovern's campaign for President in 1972, earning himself a place on one of Richard Nixon's enemies lists.


1975 51 Years Old He became the company's CEO in 1975.
1978 54 Years Old He was the executive commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 1978 to 1982.
In 1982, he ran for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. … Read More


1984 - 1996 5 More Events
In 1999, two popular Republicans were considering running against Lautenberg: the incumbent Governor Christie Todd Whitman and former Governor Thomas Kean. … Read More
2000 - 2006 9 More Events
In 2007, Lautenberg proposed the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007, designed to deny weapons purchases by persons that the government has placed on the terrorist watchlist.
He also co-sponsored the Consumer First Energy Act of 2008, which would have repealed $17 billion in tax breaks for oil companies and reinvested the $17 billion in renewable energy development and energy efficiency technology. … Read More
2009 85 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, he voted in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, popularly dubbed the stimulus bill.
On February 19, 2010, his office announced that Lautenberg had been diagnosed with a diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (an aggressive but curable blood cancer that appears in organs like the stomach) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. … Read More
On February 14, 2013, Lautenberg announced he would not seek re-election. … Read More
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