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Michael N. Castle

U.S. Congressperson from United States of America

Michael N. Castle Michael "Mike" Newbold Castle (born July 2, 1939) is a former Governor and former U.S. Representative for Delaware's At-large congressional district, serving from 1993 until 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district, which is the oldest in the nation, incorporates the entire state of Delaware. He was the longest-serving U.S. Representative in the state's history. Prior to his election to Congress, Castle served as a member of the Delaware General Assembly, first in the State House of Representatives (1966–1967) and then in the State Senate (1968–1976). He was the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware from 1981 to 1985, and the 69th Governor of Delaware from 1985 to 1992. On October 6, 2009, Castle announced his candidacy in the 2010 special election for the seat in the United States Senate held by Democrat Ted Kaufman. Kaufman, appointed by Governor Ruth Ann Minner to fill the vacancy created by Joe Biden (who resigned to become Vice President of the United States), was not a candidate in the special election. The election would determine who would fill the balance of Biden's term, which ends on January 3, 2015. In one of the most surprising election results of the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Michael Castle,Michael Newbold Castle,Mike Castle
Date of birth
1939-07-02
Place of birth
Wilmington
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Jane DiSabatino
Profession
Lawyer, Politician

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party

Education

Institution From To
Hamilton College
Georgetown University Law Center

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