Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader
Incumbent
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
60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
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
Incumbent
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
Personal details
Born Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro
March 26, 1940 (1940-03-26) (age 74)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Paul Pelosi (1963–present)
Children Nancy Corinne Pelosi
Christine Pelosi
Jacqueline Pelosi
Paul Pelosi
Alexandra Pelosi
Residence Cannon H.O.B. (Official)
San Francisco, California (Private)
Alma mater Trinity Washington University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature
Website Representative Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. She represents the 8th district of California, which is part of the city of San Francisco. She was first elected to Congress in 1987. Pelosi is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman to lead a major party in the United States Congress. She is also the first woman and the first Italian-American to be the Speaker of the House.

Early life[change | change source]

Her father, Thomas D'Alesandro, Junior, was Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland and served five terms in Congress. Her brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also was Mayor of Baltimore.

Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1962. She and her husband, Paul Pelosi, who is from San Francisco, have five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul and Alexandra, and five grandchildren.