Russel "Russ" Feingold is a Jewish American politician and a former Senator from Wisconsin.
Feingold (born March 2, 1953) was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. As a youth, Feingold was active in the B'nai B'rith Organization and Aleph Zadik Aleph. Feingold graduated with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975 and studied at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship in 1977. He later received his law degree from Harvard University in 1979.
In 1982, Feingold was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate where he served for ten years before being elected to the U.S. Senate. He was reelected twice to the U.S. Senate, in 1998 and 2006, before being defeated by Ron Johnson in 2010. In 2008, Feingold ran a short-lived campaign for President.
Feingold has been married and divorced twice and has two children. He currently lives in Middelton, Wisconsin and is a member of Beth Hillel Temple.