Former U-S Senator Joe Lieberman Passes

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has died at the age of 82.

Lieberman, who was the Democrat nominee for Vice President in 2000 under Al Gore, died in New York City March 27th 2024  following complications from a fall.

Lieberman spent 24 years in the U-S Senate, and was the first Jewish American candidate on the national ticket of a major political party.

Lieberman’s family said in a statement he died surrounded by members of his family. Lieberman was deeply rooted in foreign affairs, becoming one of the legislative supporters of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

Joe Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut,  and graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School.

He was in the Connecticut Senate for 10 years, including six years as Majority Leader. He also served as the Attorney General of Connecticut for six years starting in 1983.


FILE – Then Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn. gestures during a news conference at the state capitol in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 10, 2012. Lieberman served as No Labels’ chief public defender when the critics got the loudest. The centrist group he helped create ignited a political firestorm over the last year by working to recruit a third-party presidential campaign that some feared might tilt the 2024 election in Donald Trump’s favor. Now, Lieberman is gone. His death marks an irreplaceable loss for No Labels. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) used locally March 28th 2024.