Bob Menendez who is the senior United States Senator was born on 1st January of the year 1954. He is the member of Democratic Party of United States. He is the native of New York City, New York, United States. Although he is known by the name Bob Menendez, as a child, he was named as Robert Menendez. He is the son of Mario Menendez who was a carpenter and Evangelina, a seamstress. His family subsequently moved to the neighboring New Jersey where he was grown up in the tenement in Union City.
He went to study at the Union Hill High School. There, his speech teacher Gail Harper helped the introverted Bob emerge as powerful public speaker. While his time there, he also became student body president. After that, he became the first one in his family to attend the college by attending the Saint Peter’s College that is located in Jersey City. There, he became the member of Lambda Theta Phi fraternity. Later, he got graduated got graduated with B.A. in political science and then from the Newark’s Rutgers School of Law in the year 1979 he earned his Juris Doctor degree.
After that, Bob was admitted to New Jersey Bar in the year 1980 and then he became a lawyer in the private practice. He was then elected as mayor of the Union City, the state’s thirteenth Most Populous Locality in the year 1986 after an unsuccessful run against popular Musto in 1982. Until 1992, he served as mayor and after the election in 1987 to represent the 33rd district of the state in General Assembly continued to the fulfill both elective offices until March of 1991 when he moved from General Assembly’s 33rd District to New Jersey Senate’s 33rd District . From 1993 till 2006, he served as the U.S. House of Representatives. After that, in January of 2006, he was appointed by the Governor Jon Corzine to fill remaining year in senate seat from which the Corzine resigned upon being elected previous month as the Governor of New Jersey.
To talk about his personal life biography, Bob Menendez has already got married as well as divorced too. He was previously married to his then wife Jane Jacobsen who is a teacher for Union City Board of Education and Union City Public Schools. The couple exchanged their vows with each other in the year 1976. Later, due to some reason, Bob and Jane got divorced in the year 2005. In addition to that, he also has two children together with Jane. Among them, one is a daughter named Alicia who is now a TV commentator and another is a son named Robert.
Apart from that, Bob has now reached at the age of 61. Recently in the year 2015, he has been ranked at number 1 on the Hudson Reporter’s annual Power list of the Fifty Most Powerful Political Figures in the Hudson County. To find more details about his bio and politics, he can also be followed in his different social networking media such as twitter instagram and facebook. Additionally, he can also be followed in his website that is U.S. Senate internet website.