Elizabeth Warren

Born:June 22, 1949 (age 74)
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. On March 5, 2020, Warren suspended her campaign for president.

Warren was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 22, 1949. She received her bachelor's degree in speech pathology from the University of Houston in 1970 and her J.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. She began her career as an elementary school teacher. After earning her law degree, she practiced law for several years before becoming a law professor in 1977, and is currently an emerita professor of law at Harvard Law School.

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) from 2008-2010 and led the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She was elected to the U.S. Senate for Massachusetts in 2012 and re-elected in 2018.

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.


United State House of Representatives. Warren, Elizabeth. Retrieved on January 30, 2020, from https://history.house.gov/People/Listing/W/WARREN,-Elizabeth-(W000817).

Wallenfeldt, J. (2019). Elizabeth Warren. In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved on January 30, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elizabeth-Warren.


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