Barbara L Boxer

Born:November 11, 1940 (age 79)
Career:U.S. Senate, 1993-2017
U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-1992
Marin County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors, 1977-1982
Education:B.A., Brooklyn College

Barbara Boxer served as a U.S. senator from California from 1993 to 2017. She was the first woman to chair the Committee on Environmental and Public Works, as well as serving as the chair of the Select Committee on Ethics, becoming the only senator to preside over two committees simultaneously.

Boxer was born November 11, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Brooklyn College and received a bachelor's degree in economics. In the 1970s, she worked as a journalist for Pacific Sun, as an aide to U.S. Representative John L. Burton, and on the Marin County Board of Supervisors for six years.

Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Boxer served in the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 6th district, from 1983 to 1993. While in the House, she served on the House Armed Service Committee. In the Senate, Boxer served as the Democratic chief deputy whip.

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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