Cynthia Malkin is the long time wife of Richard “Dick” Blumenthal, who serves as Connecticut’s senior senator.
Blumenthal was born February 13, 1946 in New York. He graduated from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson, and from the Yale Law School, where he was editor in chief of The Yale Law Review.
The former Connecticut Attorney General (1991-2011) was first elected to the Senate in 2011.
He has been married to wife, Cynthia Malkin for over three decades.
1. She was born into a wealthy Connecticut family.
Cynthia Allison Malkin is one of three children of real estate investor, Peter L. Malkin and his wife Isabel Wien. Her father is Chairman Emeritus of Empire State Realty Trust and Malkin Holdings. Cynthia has two brothers, Anthony and Scott Malkin.
2. Richard Blumenthal is 15-years her senior.
Accoridng to their wedding announcement, Cynthia Malkin and Richard became husband and wife in 1982. At the time she was 21, and he was 36.
3. Cynthia Blumenthal is a mom of four.
The couple’s children are Claire Blumenthal, David Blumenthal, Michael Blumenthal, and Matthew Blumenthal.
Her eldest son, Captain Matthew S. Blumenthal, serves in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; while second son, Ensign Michael L. Blumenthal is in the Navy.
4. Cynthia Malkin attended Harvard College
Cynthia Malkin graduated from Harvard college in 1982 with a B.A. in History.
5. She worked as a photographer.
Cynthia studied photography at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan and worked
for the foundation “Jobs for Connecticut’s Future.”
6. She has remained active serving on various community Boards.
Mrs. Malkin-Blumenthal currently serves on the Boards of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and is a Commissioner of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
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