Elizabeth Warren

Born:June 22, 1949 (age 70)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Education:B.S., University of Houston
J.D., Rutgers University

Elizabeth Warren assumed office as a U.S. senator for Massachusetts in January 2013, becoming the first female senator from Massachusetts. In February 2019, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

Warren was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 22, 1949. She received her bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Houston in 1970 and her J.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. Warren has been a law professor since 1977 and is emerita professor of law at Harvard Law School. She has written nine books, including two national best-sellers, and more than a hundred articles. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and led the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

For information on Warren's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. Senate, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


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