Leahy, Patrick Joseph (03/31/1940-)

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  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Occupation: Attorney, U.S. Senator
  • Committees/Roles: Finance and Investment Committee; ad hoc Committee on Facilities Revitalization; Secretarial Search Committee of 2007
  • Biography: Patrick J. Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, has served since 1975 in the Senate, where his legislative leadership has focused on international humanitarian needs, the protection of privacy rights and freedom of speech, and the preservation of wildlife refuges and farmland. He is a member of the Senate National Guard Caucus and the cofounder and co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus. He is a member of the Appropriations Committee, where he is Chairman of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and a members of the subcommittees on Interior; Homeland Security; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Defense; and Transportation and HUD. He is Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, where he serves as a member of its subcommittees on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights; Corrections and Rehabilitation; and Intellectual Property. In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, where he is a member of the Research, Nutrition, and General Legislation Subcommittee, as well as a member of the Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization Subcommittee and the Production and Price Competitiveness Subcommittee.


  • Leahy, Patrick Joseph
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Senator
  • Board of Regents Ad hoc committees
  • Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Investment
  • Democrat Regents


Smithsonian Board of Regents

Regent type

Senator (Democrat)




Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the one hundredth Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive). Bicentennial Edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989; Who's Who in American Politics. Sixth edition, 1977-1978. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1979; Who's Who in America. 49th edition, 1995. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 1994

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Regent Tenure: 01/2001-Present


  • Legislators
  • Politicians
  • Lawyers
  • Regents


  • Vermont
  • United States



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