Sheldon Whitehouse is an American lawyer. He is also a politician who is serving as the junior United States senator from Rhode Island since 2007.
The Early life of Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon was born on October 20, 1955, in New York City, New York. His father’s name is Charles Sheldon Whitehouse who is a career diplomat and his mother’s name is Mary Celine. In 1978, Sheldon Whitehouse graduated from Yale University and St. Paul School in Concord, New Hampshire. In 1982, from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, he received his Juris Doctor (J.D.).
The Career of Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon used to work as a clerk from 1982 to 1983. He used to work for Judge Richard F. Neely. He was the judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Later, he also worked as a special assistant attorney general in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office from 1985 to 1990. He worked as chief of the Regulatory Unit from 1988 to 1990. He also worked as an assistant attorney general from 1989 to 1990. In 1994, Whitehouse was appointed by U.S. Attorney President Bill Clinton. He was elected the Rhode Island Attorney general in 1998. Sheldon stayed on the position for 4 years. Washington made the states witness program stronger after Rivera’s shooting. The Rhode Island Quality Institute was also founded by Sheldon Whitehouse. The first Rhode Island State Police wiretap to investigate public corruption was also authorized by him.
Whitehouse ran for the seat that was occupied by Senator Lincoln Chafee and defeated Chafee with 53 percent of the vote. Sheldon won the reelection on November 6, 2012, defeating GOP challenger Barry Hinckley. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Budget Control Act are the acts that Sheldon voted for. Whitehouse also opposed intervention in Iraq like Chafee. Climate-gate was dismissed by Whitehouse. Legislation to support coastal jobs and protect oceans was introduced by Whitehouse in May 2011. He gave his 50th weekly Senate speech on climate change on November 14, 2013. After the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Whitehouse was named as a possible nominee to fill the vacancy by USA Today. However, was not nominated.
The Net Worth of Sheldon Whitehouse
Whitehouse is one of the richest earning people in his field. The estimated net worth of Sheldon Whitehouse is more than $7 million. He invests his money in Real Estate and Electronics manufacture and equipment.
In the Personal Life of Sheldon Whitehouse
He is married to Sandra Thornton in 1986. Thornton is a marine biologist. She is the granddaughter of James Worth Thornton and Elena Mumm Thornton. The couple lives in Rhode Island and has two children together.
Facts about Sheldon Whitehouse
- Sheldon Whitehouse has a distant relation to William Bradford. He is the first governor of the Plymouth Colony.