COLEMAN, NORM, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Brooklyn, New York, on August 17,
1949; B.A., Hofstra University; J.D., University of Iowa 1976; attorney; chief
prosecutor for Minnesota state attorney general; Minnesota state solicitor
general; mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota 1993-1998; elected as a Republican to the
U.S. Senate in 2002, and served from January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2009; was
an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2008, having failed in his bid to
challenge the results of the election.