Ellen Tauscher

Lived:November 15, 1951—April 29, 2019 (aged 67)
Career:Special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense, 2012
Under secretary of state for U.S. arms control and international security affairs, 2009-2012
U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2009
Education:B.A., Seton Hall University

Ellen Tauscher served as the U.S. under secretary of state for arms control and international security from 2009 to 2012, then as special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense in 2012. Previously, she represented California's 10th District in the United States House of Representatives from January 1997 to June 2009.

Tauscher was born November 15, 1951, in Newark, New Jersey. In 1974, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education from Seton Hall University.

During her 14-year career on Wall Street, Tauscher was one of the first women to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and served as an officer of the American Stock Exchange. In 1992, she founded a service for pre-employment screening of childcare providers. She also created the Tauscher Foundation, which donated $200,000 to California and Texas Schools to buy computer equipment for elementary education. Prior to entering Congress, Tauscher also served as a state co-chair for Dianne Feinstein's successful 1992 and 1994 Senate campaigns. In 1998, Time Magazine dubbed her moderate Democratic approach to politics "Tauscherism," a kind of middle-of-the road politics that blended fiscal conservatism with social liberalism.

Tauscher died on April 29, 2019.

For information on Tauscher's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.