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James Merrill “Jim” Jeffords (May 11, 1934–Aug. 18, 2014) was a U.S. Senator from Vermont. Sworn in to the Senate in 1989, he served as a Republican until 2001, when he left the party to become an Independent and began caucusing with the Democrats. He retired from the Senate in 2007. Prior to the Senate, he served as the U.S. Representative for Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1975 to 1989. more

Aug 19, 2014 8:42 AM The Sun

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