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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Webb was born in Missouri and graduated from high school in Nebraska. After a year at the University of Southern California, Webb went on to the United States Naval Academy. When he graduated in 1968, he enlisted with the Marines, with whom he served until 1972.<ref>http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000803</ref> As a Marine, Webb was deployed to Vietnam, where he earned the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.<ref>http://webb.senate.gov/aboutjim/index.cfm</ref>
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Webb was born in Missouri and graduated from high school in Nebraska. After a year at the University of Southern California, Webb went on to the United States Naval Academy. When he graduated in 1968, he enlisted with the Marines, with whom he served until 1972.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000803 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Jim Webb," Accessed October 12, 2011]</ref> As a Marine, Webb was deployed to Vietnam, where he earned the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.<ref name="about">[http://webb.senate.gov/aboutjim/index.cfm ''Official Senate website'' "About page," Accessed October 12, 2011]</ref>
Webb has written nine books, and received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Marines in Beirut. He also went to Afghanistan in 2004 as an embedded journalist.<ref>http://webb.senate.gov/aboutjim/index.cfm</ref>
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Webb has written nine books, and received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Marines in Beirut. He also went to Afghanistan in 2004 as an embedded journalist.<ref name="about"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
Webb is on the following Senate committees<ref>http://webb.senate.gov/aboutjim/committeeassignments.cfm</ref>:
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Webb is on the following Senate committees<ref>[http://webb.senate.gov/aboutjim/committeeassignments.cfm ''Official Senate website'' "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 12, 2011]</ref>:
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations|Committee on Foreign Relations]]
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations|Committee on Foreign Relations]]
 
**East Asia & Pacific Affairs Subcommittee ''Chairman''
 
**East Asia & Pacific Affairs Subcommittee ''Chairman''
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==Personal life==
 
==Personal life==
Webb lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Hong Le Webb, and children Amy, Jimmy, Sarah, Julia, Georgia, and step-daughter Emily.<ref>http://webb.senate.gov/aboutjim/index.cfm</ref>
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Webb lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Hong Le Webb, and children Amy, Jimmy, Sarah, Julia, Georgia, and step-daughter Emily.<ref name="about"/>
  
 
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Jim Webb
Jim Webb.jpg
U.S. Senate, Virginia
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
Januar 3, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center
Military service
Service/branchMarines
Years of service4
CitationsNavy Cross, Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1946
Place of birthSt. Joseph, MO
Websites
Office website
James "Jim" Webb (b. February 9, 1946) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Virginia. Webb was first elected to the Senate in 2006.

Biography

Webb was born in Missouri and graduated from high school in Nebraska. After a year at the University of Southern California, Webb went on to the United States Naval Academy. When he graduated in 1968, he enlisted with the Marines, with whom he served until 1972.[1] As a Marine, Webb was deployed to Vietnam, where he earned the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.[2] Webb has written nine books, and received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Marines in Beirut. He also went to Afghanistan in 2004 as an embedded journalist.[2]

Career

  • 1968-1972: U.S. Marine Corps commander
  • 1978-Present: Writer and journalist
  • 1977-1981: Counsel to U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs
  • 1984-1987: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
  • 1987-1988: Secretary of the Navy
  • 2004: Embed journalist in Afghanistan
  • 2006-Present: U.S. Senator

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Webb is on the following Senate committees[3]:

Issues

Political positions

Personal life

Webb lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Hong Le Webb, and children Amy, Jimmy, Sarah, Julia, Georgia, and step-daughter Emily.[2]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Robb
U.S. Senate - Virginia
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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