FORA.tv Speaker - Frank R. Lautenberg
Senator Frank Lautenberg was born on January 23, 1924 in Paterson, New Jersey to poor Jewish immigrant parents.
After graduating from Nutley, Lautenberg enlisted and served in the Army Signal Corps in Europe during World War II. Following the war, he attended Columbia University on the G.I. Bill and graduated with a degree in economics in 1949.
With his military service completed and his education secured, Lautenberg began his career. He joined with two boyhood friends from his old neighborhood to found the nation's first payroll services company, Automatic Data Processing. Lautenberg served as chairman and CEO, and along with his partners developed ADP into one of the largest computing services company in the world.
He decided to launch a new career in politics and - running for his first public office - was elected to the Senate in 1982. He was re-elected in 1988 and 1994, and returned to win a fourth term in 2002 after two years away.
Lautenberg retired from the Senate in 2000 after 18 years of service, but returned in 2002 to once again serve the state and nation.
04.30.08 | 00:30:44 min
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