Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi
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House Minority Leader
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Deputy Steny Hoyer
Preceded by John Boehner
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Deputy Steny Hoyer
Preceded by Dick Gephardt
Succeeded by John Boehner
52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Dennis Hastert
Succeeded by John Boehner
House Minority Whip
In office
January 15, 2002 – January 3, 2003
Leader Dick Gephardt
Preceded by David Bonior
Succeeded by Steny Hoyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Jackie Speier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Ron Dellums
Succeeded by Paul Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th district
In office
June 2, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Sala Burton
Succeeded by Bob Matsui
Chair of the California Democratic Party
In office
February 27, 1981 – April 3, 1983
Preceded by Charles Taylor Manatt
Succeeded by Peter D. Kelly III
Personal details
Born Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro
(1940-03-26) March 26, 1940 (age 77)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Paul Pelosi (m. 1963)
Children 5 (including Christine, Paul, Jr., and Alexandra)
Parents Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.
Nancy Lombardi
Education Trinity College ( BA)
Website House website

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi ( i/; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician who currently serves as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, representing California's 12th congressional district. She previously served as the 52nd House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, the only woman to do so. As Speaker, she attained the highest rank of any female politician in American history. [1]

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. The district was numbered as the 5th during her first three terms in the House, and as the 8th from 1993 to 2013. She served as the House Minority Whip from 2002 to 2003, and was House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th and 109th Congresses alongside President George W. Bush. Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress. After the Democrats took control of the House in 2007 and increased their majority in 2009, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the 110th and 111th Congresses alongside Presidents Bush and Barack Obama.

On November 17, 2010, Pelosi was elected as the Democratic Leader by House Democrats and therefore the Minority Leader in the Republican-controlled House for the 112th Congress. [2]

Early life, education, and early career

Pelosi is Italian-American. She is the youngest of six children of Annunciata M. "Nancy" (née Lombardi) (1909–?), who was born in Campobasso, [3] South Italy, and Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., who was a Democratic party U.S. Congressman from Maryland and a Mayor of Baltimore. [4] [5] Pelosi's brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also a Democrat, was mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971, when he chose not to run for re-election. [6]

Pelosi was involved with politics from an early age. In her outgoing remarks as the 60th Speaker of the House, Pelosi said that she had attended John F. Kennedy's inaugural address when he became President in January 1961. She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, a Catholic all-girls high school in Baltimore, and from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1962, with a B.A. in political science. [7] Pelosi interned for Senator Daniel Brewster (D-Maryland) alongside future House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. [8] She met Paul Frank Pelosi (b. April 15, 1940, in San Francisco) [9] while she was attending Trinity College. [10] They married in Baltimore at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on September 7, 1963. [11] After the couple married, they moved to New York, and then to San Francisco in 1969, where Mr. Pelosi's brother, Ronald Pelosi, was a member of the City and County of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. [12]

After moving to San Francisco, Pelosi worked her way up in Democratic politics. She became a friend of one of the leaders of the California Democratic Party, 5th District Congressman Phillip Burton.

In 1976, Pelosi was elected as a Democratic National Committee member from California, a position she would hold until 1996. [13] She was elected as party chair for Northern California on January 30, 1977, and for the California Democratic Party, which she held from 1981 until 1983. [13]

Pelosi was appointed Finance Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of the U.S. Senate Democrats, in 1985. [13] That same year, she ran to succeed Chuck Manatt as chair of the Democratic National Committee, but lost to then-DNC Treasurer Paul G. Kirk. [14] Pelosi left her post as DSCC finance chair in 1986. [13]

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