Claiborne Pell

Claiborne de Borda Pell was a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and was the sponsor of the Pell Grant, which provides financial aid funding to American college students. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the U.S. Senate longer than anyone else from Rhode Island. Wikipedia*

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Claiborne Pell has 481 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1981 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1994 with 55 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1986 with an average of 2,293 views per program. Most appearances with George J. Mitchell (10), Ted Kennedy (9), Samuel Nunn (6). Most common tags: Persian Gulf War, Soviet Union, Education Policy.

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U.S. Senator, D-RI View Map January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1997 Videos: 475

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