Former Pennsylvania Senator Harris Wofford came out as gay, he also said he and his longtime boyfriend Matthew Charlton are getting marrying, Wofford is 90, Charlton is 40.
Harris Wofford’s 10 Facts
# 1 Harris Wofford was born in New York on April 9, 1926 in New York to Estelle and Harris Llewellyn Wofford.
# 2 He attended Scarsdale high School, graduated from the university of Chicago in 1948. He also enrolled at Howard Law School and received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1954.
# 3 Wofford who served in the United States Army during the Second World War.
# 4 First job was as a legal assistant for Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh until 1959.
# 5 Helped John F Kennedy win the Negro Vote and persuaded him to call MLK’s Wife while he was imprisoned.
# 6 Harris Wofford’s jobs in politics include: Special Assistant to the President for Civil Rights by President Kennedy in 1961, appointed associate director of the Peace Corps in 1964, two years later, in 1970 president of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and joined the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in 1978. Wofford served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in 1986 and appointed Secretary of Labor and Industry in 1987 and appointed Pennsylvania’s Senator on May 9, 1991.
# 7 Worked twice as a professor, first at the University of Notre Dame and then at the University of Maryland, College Park, he also was President of the State University of New York at Old Westbury.
# 8 Harris Wofford married his wife Clare Lindgren in 1948, together they had three children, daughter Suzanne Wofford and two sons, Daniel and David. Clare Wofford died in 1996 from Leukemia.
# 9 Five years after his wife died, Wofford then 70, met Matthew Charlton, 25, in Fort Lauderdale.
# 10 Harris Wofford announced he was marrying boyfriend Matthew Charlton on April 30, 2016.
Matthew Charlton’s 10 Facts
# 1 Matthew Charlton was born in South Carolina in 1975
# 2 Charlton graduated from Boiling Springs High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
# 3 Moved to Florida
# 4 Graduated from the Art institute of Fort Lauderdale
# 5 Holds two degrees, one in industrial design and interior design.
# 6 In 2005, founded his interior design business Charlton Designs.
# 7 Holds a patent of the Charlton three legged chair
# 8 Moved to Washington, DC
# 9 Met Harry Wofford and started dating him.
# 10 Matthew Charlton will get married to Harry Wofford on April 30, 2016, at the time he will be 40 and the former Senator is 90.