LEVIN, Sander Martin

LEVIN, Sander Martin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


LEVIN, Sander Martin, (brother of Carl Levin, father of Andy Levin), a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 6, 1931; graduated from Central High School, Detroit, Mich.; B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1952; M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1954; LL.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1957; lawyer, private practice; member of the Michigan state senate, 1965-1970; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Michigan in 1970 and 1974; assistant administrator, United States Agency for International Development, 1977-1981; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2019); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Eleventh Congress).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library

Detroit, MI
Papers: 1960-1982, 79 linear feet. The papers of Sander M. Levin contain correspondence, reports, speeches, press releases, and printed material relating to his involvement in political campaigns, to Democratic Party politics, and to a wide variety of issues he dealt with during his terms as state senator. They also consist of travel reports and memos from his service at the Agency for International Development, and limited correspondence relating to his law practice and teaching. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Ways and Means - Chair
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