Claiborne Pell

Claiborne Pell

Born: November 22, 1918

Died: January 1, 2009

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Biography: Claiborne de Borda Pell was a United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and was best known as the sponsor of the Pell Grant, which provides financial aid funding to U.S. college students. A Democrat, he was that state's longest serving senator.