Ed Markey, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Ed Markey

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Edward John Markey was born in July 1946 in Malden, Massachusetts. He earned an undergraduate degree from Boston College and received a Juris Doctor from the Boston College School of Law. He worked as a lawyer in private practice. 

Markey served in the U.S. Army Reserve for six years. 

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives four years before being elected to the United States House of Representatives serving from 1976 to 2013. He has been a member of the United States Senate since July 2013, winning a special election for the seat of John Kerry who had been appointed United States Secretary of State. 

He is married to Susan Blumenthal. Markey is a Catholic. 

In the News…

Several days after the Hamas invasion of Israel, a pro-Israel rally was held in Boston featuring a number of politicians, including Senator Ed Markey. He condemned the violence against Israel, but also took the opportunity to call for de-escalation of the violence. 

Senator Markey said, “Many of you have family in Israel now, and many more have those who have lived through brutal wars to ensure the ongoing survival of the Jewish state. We grieve with you.” 

He continued, “The United States and the international community must keep pushing for diplomacy and the ending of civilian casualties on all sides,” adding, “There must be a de-escalation of the current violence.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Markey today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Ed Markey 
Senator from Massachusetts 
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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