Here's a look at the life of Joseph Lieberman, former United States Senator from Connecticut.
Birth date: February 24, 1942
Birth place: Stamford, Connecticut
Birth name: Joseph Isadore Lieberman
Father: Henry Lieberman, package-store owner
Mother: Marcia (Manger) Lieberman
Marriages: Hadassah (Freilich) Lieberman (1983-present); Betty Haas (1965-1981, divorced)
Children: with Hadassah: Hani, 1988; Ethan (stepson); with Betty: Rebecca, 1969; Matthew, 1967
Education: Yale University, B.A., 1964, Yale Law School, L.L.B, 1967
Other Facts: Democratic candidate for vice president in 2000, the first Jewish person to get the nomination from a major party.
Bill Clinton worked as a campaign volunteer on Lieberman's 1970 state senate run.
At Yale, his nickname was "Senator."
In 1963, he took time off from school to spend a few weeks in Mississippi doing civil rights work.
Timeline: 1967-1969 - Works with the private law firm Wiggin and Dana.
1970 - Elected to the Connecticut Senate, representing New Haven.
1972-1983 - Partner in the law firm Lieberman, Segaloff, and Wolfson.
1975-1981 - Majority leader of the Connecticut Senate.
1980 - Runs unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress and returns to private practice.
1983-1988 - Attorney General of Connecticut.
November 8, 1988 - Becomes the first Orthodox Jew to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
1989-2013 - U.S. Senator from Connecticut.
1995-2001 - Is chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council for six years before stepping down in 2001.
August 8, 2000 - Al Gore selects Lieberman as his running mate for president.
January 7, 2003 - Publishes the book: "An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign" along with his wife Hadassah Lieberman.