Patrick Leahy is an 81-year-old American politician and lawyer. He is currently President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Patrick announced Monday (Nov. 15) that he will be leaving the Senate after 46 years of service and will not seek re-election at the end of his term. As of 2021, Patrick Leahy’s net worth is estimated to be around $150,000.
|Full Name||Patrick Joseph Leahy|
|Birth Date||March 31, 1940|
|Birth Place||Montpelier, Vermont, U. S.|
|Net Worth||$150 thousand|
Patrick Leahy was born on March 31, 1940 in Montpelier, Vermont, United States. He is the son of Alba and Howard Francis Leahy. He has been blind in his left eye since his birth. Patrick’s father was of Irish descent and immigrated to Vermont in the 19th century to work in granite mills and quarries in Barre Town and Barre City.
Regarding his studies, he attended Saint-Michel High School in Montpellier. In 1957 he graduated from high school. In 1961 he entered St. Michael’s College, majoring in political science. In 1964 he entered the Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned a law degree. Patrick became a partner in a law firm after being called up to the bar.
Patrick Leahy’s net worth and career
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Leahy was appointed as the Chittenden County District Attorney in May 1966 by Vermont Governor Philip H. Hoff. As a prosecutor, she was known for participating in the sting operation that captured undercover police officer Paul Lawrence. He ran for the United States Senate in 1974 and won a small race against Republican Congressman Richard W. Mallary in August of that year.
Patrick became the youngest United States Senator in Vermont history. In 1980 he defeated Republican Stuart Ledbetter in the presidential election. Then, in March 1982, he was appointed to the Senate Select Committee. In November 2004 he defeated his opponent Jack McMullen with 70.6% of the vote. In February 2018, he was one of four senators who signed a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Patrick ran for Vermont Senator Bernie Sander during the 2020 presidential campaign. He was hospitalized in January 2021, hours after being sworn in as president in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. However, he quickly recovered and returned home the same day.
As of May 2021, he seemed headed for a ninth term. However, on November 15, 2021, he announced that he would be leaving the Senate and not running for a ninth term.
Patrick Leahy is married to Marcel Pomerleau, a registered nurse. Leahy married his wife Marcel in 1962. In 2012, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Patrick shares three children with his wife Marcel Mark, Alicia and Kevin.
Patrick Leahy net worth
As of 2021, Patrick Leahy’s personal fortune is estimated to be around $150,000. According to opensecrets.org, his net worth in 2018 was $85,497. As a United States Senator, he is expected to earn an average annual salary of approximately $174,000.