Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi
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House Minority Leader
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
DeputySteny Hoyer
Preceded byJohn Boehner
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
DeputySteny Hoyer
Preceded byDick Gephardt
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byDennis Hastert
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
House Minority Whip
In office
January 15, 2002 – January 3, 2003
LeaderDick Gephardt
Preceded byDavid Bonior
Succeeded bySteny Hoyer
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th district
In office
June 2, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded bySala Burton
Succeeded byBob Matsui
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byRon Dellums
Succeeded byPaul Cook
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byJackie Speier
Chair of the California Democratic Party
In office
February 27, 1981 – April 3, 1983
Preceded byCharles Manatt
Succeeded byPeter D. Kelly III
Personal details
BornNancy Patricia D'Alesandro
(1940-03-26) March 26, 1940 (age 78)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Paul Pelosi (m. 1963)
Children5 (including Christine and Alexandra)
RelativesThomas D'Alesandro Jr. (Father)
EducationTrinity Washington University (BA)
Net worth$26.4 million (estimate)[1]
Signature
WebsiteHouse website
Party website

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (i/; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, representing most of San Francisco, California. She previously served as the 52nd House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, the only woman to do so thus attaining the highest political office of any female politician in American history.[2]

A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi represents California's 12th congressional district which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and the first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House. After the Democrats lost House control in the 2010 elections, Pelosi became the Democratic Leader (Minority Leader) in the Republican-controlled House.[3]

During and after her tenure as Speaker, Pelosi was perceived as a contentious political figure, with Republican candidates frequently trying to tie their Democratic opponents to Pelosi and with moderate Democrats seeking to show their moderate bona fides by expressing opposition to Pelosi.

Early life and education

Pelosi was born into an Italian-American family, the youngest of six children of Annunciata M. "Nancy" D'Alesandro (née Lombardi; 1909–1995),[4] who was born in Campobasso,[5] South Italy, and Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., who was a Democratic Congressman from Maryland and a Mayor of Baltimore.[6][7] Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also a Democrat, was Mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.[8]

Pelosi was involved with politics from an early age. In her outgoing remarks as the 52nd Speaker of the House, Pelosi said that she had attended John F. Kennedy's inaugural address when he became US President in January 1961.

She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, a Catholic all-girls high school in Baltimore. In 1962, she graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in political science.[9] Pelosi interned for Senator Daniel Brewster (D-Maryland) alongside future House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.[10]

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