It costs about $27 million to win a seat in the United States Senate, so when you win one, you like to sit down.
My mother, Lillie Specter, was an angel and totally uninterested in politics.
If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with ...- David Korten
Government should do a few things, and do them right.- George W. Bush
Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.- Gerry Cooney
Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why.- Sidney Hillman
Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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|Birth:||12th February, 1930|
|Death:||14th October, 2012|
Arlen Specter was born in Wichita, Kansas. He was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. First elected in 1980, he represented his state for 30 years in the Senate. Specter was a moderate who usually stayed in the political center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Specter later graduated from Yale Law School and opened a law firm with Marvin Katz, who would later become a federal judge. Specter served as assistant counsel for the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy and helped devise the "single bullet theory". In 1965, Specter was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia, a position that he would hold until 1973. During the fall of 2011, Specter was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught a course on the relationship between Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on separation of powers and the confirmation process.
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