Tom Harkin
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"Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin" is an American politician who served as a United States Senate/United States Senator from Iowa from 1985 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985.

Born in Cumming, Iowa, Harkin graduated from Iowa State University and The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. He served in the United States Navy as an active-duty jet pilot (1962–67). After serving as a Congressional aide for several years, he made two runs for the United States House of Representatives/U.S. House of Representatives, losing in 1972 but winning in 1974. He went on to serve five terms in the House.

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