Senator Frank Lautenberg is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey serving his 5th term. Born to a working class immigrant family in Paterson, New Jersey, Lautenberg enlisted in the Army and served in World War II. Following the war, he attended Columbia University on G.I. Bill and graduated with a degree in economics. Lautenberg then joined two of his boyhood friends to found the nation’s first payroll services company, Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Lautenberg served as chairman and CEO, and along with his partners developed ADP into one of the largest computing services companies in the world.
Elected to the Senate in 1982, Lautenberg’s accomplishments include stopping aid to nations that support terrorism, keeping guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers, banning smoking on airplanes, getting drunk drivers off the roads, protecting oceans and environment, and improving America’s transportation system.
Senator Lautenberg serves on three Senate committees: Appropriations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Environment and Public Works.