Barbara Boxer

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Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byAlan Cranston
Succeeded byKamala Harris
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byJames Inhofe
Succeeded byJames Inhofe
Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byGeorge Voinovich
Succeeded byJohnny Isakson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byPhillip Burton
Succeeded byLynn C. Woolsey
Marin County Board of Supervisors
In office
1977–1983
Personal details
BornBarbara Levy
(1940-11-11) November 11, 1940 (age 78)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Stewart Boxer
ChildrenDouglas Boxer
Nicole Boxer
ResidenceRancho Mirage, California[1]
Alma materBrooklyn College (B.A.)
OccupationPolitician

Barbara Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician. She was the United States Senator from California from 1993 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party and has been on the senate since January 1993. Before that, she was in the United States House of Representatives. She was also on the Board of Supervisors of Marin County, California.

In January 2015, Boxer announced she will not be running for re-election in the 2016 senate elections and also announced her retirement from politics. California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to replace her.

Early life[change | change source]

Boxer was born in Brooklyn, New York City.[2] She attended Brooklyn College.

Personal life[change | change source]

Her daughter, Nicole Boxer married Tony Rodham (the brother of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton) at the White House in 1994. They divorced in 2000.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile for Sen. Barbara Boxer". CQ Politics.
  2. "1". Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014.