Here is a look at the life of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada.
Personal: Birth date: December 2, 1939
Birth place: Searchlight, Nevada
Birth name: Harry Mason Reid
Father: Harry Reid Sr., miner
Mother: Inez (Jaynes) Reid
Marriage: Landra (Gould) Reid (1959-present)
Children: Key, 1974; Josh, 1971; Leif, 1968; Rory, 1962; Lana, 1961
Education: Southern Utah State College, A.S., 1959; Utah State University, B.S., 1961; George Washington School of Law, J.D., 1964
Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Other Facts: Senate Majority Leader is the highest elected office achieved by a Mormon in U.S. history.
He was a middleweight amateur boxer.
Reid and his wife both converted to the LDS church in college. He had been raised nonreligious and his wife was raised Jewish.
Timeline: 1961-1964 - U.S. Capitol police officer (while in law school).
1964-1966 - City Attorney for Henderson, Nevada.
1969-1970 - Member of the Nevada State Assembly.
1970-1974 - Wins election as the youngest lieutenant governor in Nevada history, at age 30.
1974 - Resigns as lieutenant governor to run for the U.S. Senate, but loses to Paul Laxalt.
1977-1981 - Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.
January 1983-January 1987 - U.S. Representative from Nevada's 1st District.
November 4, 1986 - Wins election to the U.S. Senate.
November 3, 1992 - Wins a second term in the Senate.
November 3, 1998 - Re-elected to the U.S. Senate.
January 1999-January 2005 - Democratic party Whip in the Senate.
November 2, 2004 - Re-elected to the U.S. Senate.
2005-2007 - Senate Minority Leader.