Politician and Democrat who became a US Senator from Oregon in 1996 and is known for his emphasis on health care reform. He became the Chairman of the important Senate Committee on Finance in 2014.
He went University of California, Santa Barbara on a basketball scholarship.
He alone supported his state's 'Death with Dignity' law in the Senate and he was one of the few Democrats in the Senate to question the nomination of John O. Brennan as the Director of the CIA.
He has four children with his wife Nancy Wyden, whom he married in 2005.
He co-sponsored a bill establishing a no-fly zone over Libya to keep Muamar Gadhafi from attacking his citizens.