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 by Alan Cranston
Succeeded by Kamala Harris
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by James Inhofe
Succeeded by James Inhofe
Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by George Voinovich
Succeeded by Johnny Isakson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Phillip Burton
Succeeded by Lynn C. Woolsey
Marin County Board of Supervisors
In office
Personal details
Born Barbara Levy
(1940-11-11) November 11, 1940 (age 77)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stewart Boxer
Children Douglas Boxer
Nicole Boxer
Residence Rancho Mirage, California[1]
Alma mater Brooklyn College (B.A.)
Occupation Politician

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". Retrieved February 23, 2014.