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Alan Frumin

Parliamentarian of the United States Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office 
May, 2001
Preceded by Robert Dove

Born December 26, 1946 (1946-12-26) (age 63)
New York
Spouse(s) Jill Meryl
Residence Bethesda, Maryland
Alma mater Colgate University
Georgetown University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Jewish

Alan Frumin (pronounced /ˈfruːmɨn/[1]; born 1946) is the Parliamentarian of the United States Senate.

Career

A 1968 graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and Georgetown University’s law school in Washington, Frumin's entire career has been devoted to "directing parliamentary practice." He began in 1974 by editing Deschler's Precedents of the House of Representatives (a House procedures manual) before joining the Senate Parliamentarian's office in 1977.[2]

He was appointed to the top job in 1987, when the Democratic party obtained a majority and control of the Senate, and Robert Dove was dismissed. Frumin in turn was dismissed in 1995, when the Republican party obtained control of the Senate, and Dove was reappointed.[3] In 2001, Robert Dove was dismissed by the Majority Leader, Mississippi Republican Trent Lott, and appointed Frumin.[4][5][3] Frumin is the only Senate parliamentarian to be appointed to office by different parties.[3]

Family

Alan Frumin was born December 26, 1946 to Harry H. & Nanette Frumin in New York, New York. He has one sister, Leslie. On February 15, 1981 he married Federal Trade Commission lawyer Jill Meryl (née Brown); they have one daughter, Allison.[2][6][7]

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