A Graduate of Detroit Central High School, Swarthmore College, and Harvard Law School, Carl Levin was elected to U.S. Senate, 1978; re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
TIME Magazine has named him one of America’s 10 best senators.
His numerous awards include
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation’s Four Freedoms Medal, 2007;
Global Service Award, World Affairs Council, 2007;
Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, 2003;
National Guard Association of the U.S. Harry S. Truman Award, 2004;
National Marine Sanctuary Stewardship Award, 2005.
For Carl Levin a signature issue is protecting Michigan’s precious and diverse natural environment. As co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, he has fought to protect Michigan’s signature natural resource.
His work has included support for Great Lakes harbors, which are vital to Michigan’s economy and the nation’s; work to increase funding for Great Lakes environmental restoration; and to preserve the natural, historical and cultural legacy of the lakes. He has played a leading role in helping found the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Keweenaw National Historic Park and in legislation to preserve Michigan wilderness areas.