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Barbara BOXER

(1940- )
Senate Years of Service:
1993-
Party:
Democrat

BOXER, Barbara, a Senator and a Representative from California; born Barbara Levy in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 11, 1940; attended public schools in Brooklyn; graduated, Wingate High School 1958; B.A., Brooklyn College 1962; stockbroker 1962-1965; newspaper editor 1972-1974; congressional aide 1974-1976; elected member, Board of Supervisors, Marin County, Calif. 1976-1982; delegate, California State Democratic convention 1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1992; elected to the United States Senate in 1992; reelected in 1998, 2004, and again in 2010 for term ending January 3, 2017; chair, Committee on Environment and Public Works (One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Twelfth Congresses), Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Twelfth Congresses).

Bibliography

Boxer, Barbara. Strangers in the Senate: Politics and the New Revolution of Women in America. Washington, D.C.: National Press Books, 1994.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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