Ann McLane Kuster

Born:September 5, 1956 (age 67)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
State:New Hampshire
Education:Dartmouth College
Georgetown University Law Center

Ann McLane Kuster assumed office in January 2013 as the U.S. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd District. On March 27, 2024, she announced that she would be retiring at the end of her term.

Kuster was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. Her parents were community leaders. Her mother, Susan McLane, was a state senator and pioneer for women in New Hampshire politics, and her father, Malcolm, was a prominent attorney who served as mayor of Concord, on the Executive Council, and ran for governor as an Independent in 1972. Kuster graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978, and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984.

After college, Kuster practiced law at Rath, Young and Pignatelli, and from 1989 to 2009, she worked as a lobbyist in New Hampshire. In 2011, Kuster founded Newfound Strategies LLC, a consulting and training practice that works with nonprofit clients to maximize their effectiveness and sustainability.

Kuster has served on the board of trustees of many community organizations, including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. She was a founder of the Women's Fund of New Hampshire and served on the board of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College to encourage community service. For her work, Child & Family Services honored Kuster with Voice for Children award. She also received the Champion for Choice award from NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire for her work as an adoption attorney.

Kuster has been actively involved in a number of significant health and education policy issues, including the creation of the UNIQUE College Savings Program to help families save for their children's college education and the Medication Bridge Program to make free medication available to low-income families.

For information on Kuster's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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