Jane Harman

Born:June 28, 1945 (age 78)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-1999 and 2001-2011
Education:B.A., Smith College
J.D., Harvard Law School

Jane Harman served in the United States House of Representatives for California from 1993 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2011.

Born June 28, 1945, in New York, New York, Harman graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California in 1962. In 1966, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard University School of Law in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1969.

Prior to serving in Congress, she was a top aide in the United States Senate, deputy cabinet secretary to President Jimmy Carter, special counsel to the Department of Defense, and in private law practice.

Harman resigned from Congress in February 2011 to serve as president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the first woman to hold the position.

For information on Harman'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.


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