COWAN, William (Mo), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Yadkinville, N. C., April 4,
1969; graduated Duke University, A.B., 1991; graduated Northeastern University
School of Law, J.D., 1994; law partner; legal counsel and chief of staff to
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 2009-2012; appointed as a Democrat to the
United States Senate on February 1, 2013, to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of John F. Kerry, and served until July 15, 2013, a successor
having been chosen in a special election; not a candidate for election to the
unexpired portion of the term.