Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter was an American lawyer, author and politician who served as United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. Wikipedia*

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Arlen Specter has 1,944 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1967 Vignette as an Assistant Counsel for the Warren Commission. The year with the most videos was 2006 with 138 videos as a Republican Senator for Pennsylvania. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 2,334 views per program. Most appearances with Patrick J. Leahy (16), Phil Gramm (15), Ted Kennedy (13). Most common tags: Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Senate.

Appearances by Title:Assistant Counsel, Warren Commission Videos: 1


U.S. Senator, D-PA View Map April 30, 2009 - January 4, 2011 Videos: 165 U.S. Senator, R-PA View Map January 1, 1981 - April 30, 2009 Videos: 1,774

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