Paul Wellstone
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"Paul David Wellstone" was an United States/American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party/Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, Wellstone was a leading spokesman for the progressive wing of the national Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party.

Born in Washington D.C., Wellstone graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts/B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science. He was a professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota/Northfield, Minnesota and a community organizing/community organizer in Rice County, Minnesota/Rice County prior to entering public office. In 1982, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Minnesota State Auditor/State Auditor against Republican Arne Carlson.

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