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American politician, military officer and authorwd:Q532279
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English, Vietnamese
educated at: University of Southern California, Georgetown University Law Center, United States Naval Academy
occupation: screenwriter, politician, writer, military officer, lawyer, historian, novelist, journalist
award received: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Navy Cross
position held: United States Secretary of the Navy, United States senator
James Henry Webb Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is an American politician and author. He has served as a United States Senator from Virginia, Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Counsel for the United States House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and is a decorated Marine Corps officer.
In the private sector he has been an Emmy Award winning journalist, a filmmaker, and the author of ten books. In addition, he taught literature at the United States Naval Academy and was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. As a member of the Democratic Party, Webb announced on November 19, 2014, that he was forming an exploratory committee to evaluate a run for President of the United States in 2016. On July 2, 2015, he announced that he would be joining the race for the Democratic nomination for president, but stepped down from running in the primaries on October 20, 2015, stating that he was "not comfortable" with many political positions from the party's leadership.
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