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Joseph I. Lieberman z”l

Joseph I. Lieberman was for 24 years, a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At the end of his service in January 2013, he was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. Through both Committee positions, he became a leader in protecting the security of the American people and supporting American international leadership. Senator Lieberman was known as a national leader who works across party lines to get things done and who spoke his conscience regardless of the political consequences. Before his election to the Senate in 1988, Senator Lieberman served 10 years in the Connecticut State Senate and six years as Connecticut’s Attorney General. In 2000 he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States. He also served as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP in New York. Senator Lieberman also served on the board of several nonprofit organizations including the McCain Institute. Senator Lieberman was married to Hadassah Freilich Lieberman. Together they had four children and 13 grandchildren.

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