Bill Nelson

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U.S. Senate (Florida Sr)


Family: Wife: Grace; 2 Children: Nan Ellen, Bill Jr

Born: 09/29/1942 Miami, FL

Home: Tallahassee, Florida

Religion: Presbyterian

Education: JD, University of Virginia, 1968 BA, Yale University, 1965

Profession: Astronaut, NASA, 1986 United States Army/United States Army Reserves, 1965-1971 Lawyer

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 2001-present Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Fire Marshal (Florida Cabinet), 1995-2000 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1979-1991 Candidate, Governor of the State of Florida, 1990 Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 1972-1979 Deputy Minority Whip, United States Senate

Congressional Membership: Democratic Policy Committee Vice Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Senate Centrist Coalition Senate New Democrat Coalition

Organization Membership: Board Member, Healthy Kids Program


Armed Services


Commerce, Science and Transportation


Select Committee on Intelligence

Special Committee on Aging

Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Health Care

Subcommittee on Science and Space

Subcommittee on SeaPower

Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy

Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces