1961, graduate, Saint Michael's College, Colchester; 1964, Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center. Eight years as State's Attorney, Chittenden County. 1974, elected to the US Senate, active on human rights issues; Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee; most senior member, Appropriations and Agriculture committees. Chairman, Appropriations Subcommittee on State Department and Foreign Operations. Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus; Co-Chair, Senate National Guard Caucus. President Pro Tempore, United States Senate. Recipient of awards, including: installed in Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame (1996); John Peter Zenger Press Freedom Award; Harry S. Truman Award, National Guard Association (2003).