LEVIN, Carl (1934-)

LEVIN, CARL, (brother of Sander Martin Levin), a Senator from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 28, 1934; attended Detroit public schools; graduated, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., 1956; graduated, Harvard Law School 1959; admitted to the Michigan bar in 1959 and commenced practice in Detroit; assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Michigan civil rights commission 1964-1967; special assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender for the city of Detroit 1968-1969; member, Detroit city council 1969-1973; president, Detroit city council 1974-1977; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1978; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008, and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 2015; chair, Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]; One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 2014.

Hope College
Joint Archives of Holland
Holland, MI
Oral History: 1983. Speech, "Nuclear Arms"

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Senatorial papers

Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library
Detroit, MI
Papers: Correspondence in the National Organization for Women Downriver Chapter records, 1971-1988.

  • Bean, Elise J. Financial Exposure: Carl Levin's Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Carl Levin, United States Senator, 1979-2015. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2015.