Personal Information

• Full Name: James Merrill Jeffords
• Born: May 11, 1934, in Rutland, Vermont.
• Parents: Marion H. Jeffords and Olin M. Jeffords, former Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court
• Family: Jeffords is married to Elizabeth Daley and has two children, Leonard and Laura.
• Education: Graduated form Yale University in 1956 and recieved his law degree from Harvard University in 1962.
• Military Service: U.S. Navy, 1956-1959.  Retired from the Naval Reserve as a Captain in 1990.


• 1967-68 — Vermont State Senator for Rutland County 
• 1969-73 — Vermont Attorney General
• 1975-88 — Congressman At Large from Vermont
• 1988-present — Senator from Vermont.

Senate Committee Information:
Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Member, Senate Finance Committee
Member, Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Member, Special Committee on Aging