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Career

United States Senate
1999–present
Senior Senator for New York The Capitol, Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States House of Representatives
19811999
Representative for the 9th Congressional District of New York The Capitol, Washington, District of Columbia USA
New York State Assembly
19751980
State Assemblyman (one of the youngest elected since Theodore Roosevelt) New York State Legislature, Albany, New York USA

Professional memberships

New York State Bar Association
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Chairman (2005-2008)

Professional affiliations

2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Ranking Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Joint Committee on the Library Vice-Chairman
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Joint Committee on Printing Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Finance Member
2015–present
114th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on the Judiciary Member Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security Ranking Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Chairman
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Judiciary Committee Member
20132015
113th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Finance Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Judiciary Committee Member Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Citizenship Chairman
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Finance Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Chairman
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Joint Committee on the Library Member
20112013
112th Congress of the United States of America, The United States Senate Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Member
20052009
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Washington, District of Columbia USA Chairman

Community

Community honors and awards

2015
Lifetime of Hope Award Autism Speaks For public service on behalf of those with autism spectrum disorder
2015
DGA Honors Directors Guild of America For long championing job creation and other issues important to those in the New York film and television industry
2014
Research Leadership Award Lymphatic Educaton & Research Network (LE&RN) For tireless support of NIH research funding
2008
Hero Award Field and Stream Magazine For supporting hunters
2005
Presidential Medal Hofstra University In recognition of outstanding career achievement, scholarly excellence, leadership in the professions, noteworthy public service or humanitarian endeavors
2001
Stephen P. Duggan Award for Mutual Understanding Institute of International Education For outstanding accomplishments in government and education
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Reform Judaism
Hobbies
Reading, going to ball games, bike riding

Education

Primary school
Public School 197
Brooklyn, New York USA
Secondary school
James Madison High School Brooklyn, New York USA Class of 1967

Valedictorian; competed for Madison High on the "It's Academic" television quiz show; got a perfect score of 1600 (800 + 800) on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs)

University
Harvard College, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Artium Baccalaureus Government 19671971 President of the Harvard Young Democrats
Law School
Harvard Law School, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Juris Doctor Law Degree conferred 1974 With honors
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2015
Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn, New York USA
2007
Touro College Central Islip, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
2004
Pace University New York, New York USA L.H.D. Doctor of Humane Letters
2002
New York Law School New York, New York USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
1999
Hofstra University Hempstead, Long Island USA

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
November 23, 1950
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1980–present
Iris (Weinshall) Schumer   2 children Jessica Alison

Parents

Father
Abraham J. Schumer
Mother
Selma (Rosen) Schumer

Grandparents

Father's father
Jakob SCHUMER
Father's mother
Mina Schumer
Mother's father
Robert ROSEN
Mother's mother
Theresa Tess (Prichep) Rosen

Ancestry

Russian, Polish and Austrian