Donna Christensen

Born:October 19, 1945 (age 78)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2015
Education:B.S., St. Mary's College
M.D., George Washington University

Donna Christensen assumed office January 1997, representing the United States Virgin Islands' At-Large District in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female physician to serve in Congress. She was also the first female representative of an offshore territory and the first female delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Christensen was born September 19, 1945, in Teaneck, New Jersey. She completed her Bachelor of Science in 1966 at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and received her Doctor of Medicine in 1970 from George Washington University's School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Christensen was the 2014 Democratic nominee for governor of the U.S Virgin Islands, but lost in a run-off during the general election. 

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Ballotpedia (n.d.). "Donna Christensen" Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 26, 2022.

History, Art & Archives (n.d.). "CHRISTENSEN, Donna Marie" U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved September 26, 2022.