Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi
Speaker Nancy Pelosi.jpg
House Minority Leader
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
DeputySteny Hoyer
Preceded byJohn Boehner
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
DeputySteny Hoyer
Preceded byDick Gephardt
Succeeded byJohn Boehner
60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byDennis Hastert
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's 12th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byJackie Speier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byRon Dellums
Succeeded byPaul Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th district
In office
June 2, 1987 – January 3, 1993
Preceded bySala Burton
Succeeded byBob Matsui
Personal details
BornNancy Patricia D'Alesandro
(1940-03-26) March 26, 1940 (age 78)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Paul Pelosi (1963–present)
ChildrenNancy Corinne Pelosi
Christine Pelosi
Jacqueline Pelosi
Paul Pelosi
Alexandra Pelosi
ResidenceCannon H.O.B. (Official)
San Francisco, California (Private)
Alma materTrinity Washington University
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Signature
WebsiteRepresentative 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 between 2007 and 2011.

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.