Barbara L Boxer

Born:November 11, 1940 (age 83)
Career:U.S. Senate, 1993-2017
U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-1993
Marin County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors, 1977-1983
Education:B.A., Brooklyn College

Barbara Boxer served as a U.S. senator from California from 1993 to 2017.

Boxer was born November 11, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. She received a bachelor's degree in economics from Brooklyn College in 1962. She first worked in politics in 1968 as a volunteer for the Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign. In 1970 she helped found an antiwar organization, the Marin Alternative, to protest the war in Vietnam. She worked as a journalist for Pacific Sun from 1972 to 1974, and from 1974 to 1976, she was as an aide to U.S. Representative John Burton.

In 1976, Boxer won a seat on the Marin County Board of Supervisors, serving for six years and eventually serving as its first woman president. When Rep. Burton decided to retire in 1982, Boxer won his seat in Congress, serving from 1983 to 1993.

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


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