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Birthdate: Aug. 19, 1942; Sheffield, Ala. (Age: 65)

Education: B.S., 1964, Memphis St. University; J.D., 1967, Vanderbilt University

Military: None

Family: Married (Jeri Kehn Thompson); 4 children (Fred Dalton Jr., Daniel, Hayden and Samuel)

Hometown: McClean, Va.

Religion: Protestant

Career Highlights

• Author, Actor, 2003-present

• U.S. Senator, 1995-2003

• Tenn. Appellate Court Nom. Comm., 1985-87

• Special Counsel, U.S. Sen. Intelligence Committee, 1982

• Special Counsel, U.S. Sen. Foreign Relations Committee, 1980-81

• Special Counsel, Tenn. Gov. Lamar Alexander, 1980

• Minority Counsel, U.S. Sen. Watergate Committee, 1973-74

• Asst. U.S. Atty., Middle Tenn. District, 1969-72
• Atty./lobbyist, 1967-94

Presidential Announcement Date

September 5, 2007

Dropped Out Of Race

January 22, 2008

Books Authored

"At That Point in Time: The Inside Story of the Senate Watergate Committee," (1975)

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