Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker ’91 MA ’92 was sworn in to the United States Senate yesterday. Booker, the only ever Rhodes Scholar who played Stanford football, will represent New Jersey, where he won a special election to replace former Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to Booker at the ceremony at the Capitol, where Stanford football head coach David Shaw was among those in attendance. Booker will serve the remaining 15 months on the term of Lautenberg, who passed away in June.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was also in attendance at the ceremony. Senator Reid lauded Senator Booker for his physique and time as tight end for Stanford football, as well as for his academic credentials.
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