Biographical information on Sen. Christopher Dodd

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NAME — Christopher Dodd.

AGE-BIRTHDATE-LOCATION — 66; May 27, 1944; Willimantic, Conn.

EXPERIENCE — U.S. senator, 1981-present; chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, 2007-present; represented Connecticut’s 2nd District in the House, 1975-81; practiced law in New London, Conn., 1972-74.

EDUCATION — Bachelor’s degree, Providence College; law degree, University of Louisville School of Law, 1972.

FAMILY — Wife, Jackie Clegg Dodd; two daughters, Grace and Christina.

QUOTE — “The last year proved that progress is not easy. But today, we have proven that it is not impossible.” — Dodd on Dec. 24, 2009, after Senate passage of health care legislation.