SANDERS, Bernard

1941–

Biography

SANDERS, Bernard, A Senator and a Representative from Vermont; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 8, 1941; graduated from Madison High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.; B.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1964; faculty, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1989; faculty, Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., 1990; carpenter; journalist; unsuccessful independent candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1972 and 1974; unsuccessful independent candidate for election for governor of Vermont in 1972, 1976 and 1986; mayor of Burlington, Vt., 1981-1989; unsuccessful independent candidate to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988; elected as an independent to the One Hundred Second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 2007); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as an Independent to the United States Senate in 2006 for the term commencing January 3, 2007; reelected in 2012, and again in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025; chair, Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress), Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Seventeenth Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, and again in 2020.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library

Burlington, VT
Papers: Dates and amount unknown.

University of Oklahoma
Political Commercial Archive

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1988-1994, 40 commercials on 3 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Bernie Sanders's 1988, 1990, and 1994 campaigns for U.S. Congress in Vermont, Independent Party.

Vermont Historical Society

Montpelier, VT
Papers: In the Rainbow Coalition of Vermont Records, 1984-1991, 1.5 linear feet. Subjects include Bernard Sanders. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the George Edward Little Senate Papers, 1982-1992, 4 linear feet. Other authors include Bernard Sanders.
Papers: In the Vermont Coalition for the Equal Rights Amendment Records, 1985-1986, 1 linear feet. Persons represented include Bernard Sanders. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Sanders, Bernie. Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution. New York: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

___. Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.

___. The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class. New York: Nation Books, 2011.

___. Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2018.

Sanders, Bernie, with Huck Gutman. Outsider in the House. London and New York: Verso, 1997.

___. Outsider in the White House. Updated Edition. New York: Verso, 2015.

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