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Date of Birth 29 September 1942Miami, Florida, USA
Birth NameClarence William Nelson

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Nelson was born on September 29, 1942 in Miami, Florida, USA as Clarence William Nelson. He has been married to Grace Cavert since 1972. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Grace Cavert (1972 - present) (2 children)

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U.S. Senator from Florida (2001- ).
U.S. Representative from Florida (1979-1991).
In January 1986, he became the first sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives to travel in space, serving as a payload specialist aboard the Columbia space shuttle. Ten days after the Columbia landed, the shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff, killing the crewmembers with whom his crew had trained.

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