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Warren Rudman

(1930 - 2012)

Warren Bruce Rudman was a Jewish American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.

Rudman (born May 18, 1930; died November 19, 2012) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1952 and recieved his J.D. from the Boston College Law School in 1960. Rudman served in the United States Army Infantry from 1952 to 1954 and was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in 1960.

Rudman served as legal counsel to the Governor in 1970 and attorney general of New Hampshire from 1970 until 1976.

Rudman was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, November 4, 1980, for the six-year term commencing January 3, 1981. He was subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 29, 1980, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. Durkin for the term ending January 3, 1981. He was reelected in 1986 and served from December 29, 1980, to January 3, 1993. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1992. After retiring from the Senate, he resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C. and was a co-founder of the Concord Coalition.

Rudman died of cancer on November 19, 2012.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Photo U.S. Senate Historical Office.