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Sam Gejdenson

Sam Gejdenson is currently in charge of the firm Sam Gejdenson International. From 1981 to 2000, Mr. Gejdenson served in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut. Throughout his tenure in Congress, Mr. Gejdenson was a leader on human rights and democracy, ensuring that U.S. foreign policy reflected the values and compassion of the American people. He is known for his efforts to curb international trafficking in women and children and to promote self-help programs for the poor through microcredit assistance.