Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi
Official photo of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2019.jpg
60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byPaul Ryan
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byDennis Hastert
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
DeputySteny Hoyer
Preceded byJohn Boehner
Succeeded byKevin McCarthy
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
DeputySteny Hoyer
Preceded byDick Gephardt
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
Assumed office
June 2, 1987
Preceded bySala Burton
Constituency5th district (1987–1993)
8th district (1993–2013)
12th district (2013–present)
Chair of the California Democratic Party
In office
February 27, 1981 – April 3, 1983
Preceded byCharles Manatt
Succeeded byPeter Kelly
Personal details
Born
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro

(1940-03-26) March 26, 1940 (age 79)
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 worthUS$26.4 million[1] (2013)
Signature
WebsiteHouse website
Party website

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician. She became the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on January 3, 2019. She was also Speaker from 2007 to 2011. She represents the 12th 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.[source?] She is also the first woman and the first Italian-American to be the Speaker of the House. On January 3, 2019, Pelosi was elected speaker for the second time.[2] This would make her the first former speaker to become speaker again since Sam Rayburn in 1955.[3]

On September 24, 2019, Pelosi announced the start of impeachment hearings into Donald Trump.[4]

Early life[change | change source]

Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro, Junior, was Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. He served five terms in Congress. Her brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also was Mayor of Baltimore. He died in October 2019, aged 90.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Hickey, Walter (August 23, 2012). "The 15 Richest Members Of Congress". Business Insider. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  2. DBonis, Mike; Sullivan, Sean (January 3, 2019). "Pelosi re-elected as House speaker as 116th Congress opens". The Mercury News. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. Riley, Tonya (January 3, 2019). "Nancy Pelosi Is Voted Speaker of the House, Which Means Democrats Are Officially in Control". Mother Jones. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  4. Fandos, Nicholas (2019-09-24). "Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-09-24.