Kirsten E Gillibrand

Born:December 9, 1966 (age 53)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2009-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-2009
Education:B.A., Dartmouth College
J.D., University of California-Los Angeles

Kirsten Gillibrand assumed office as a United States senator from New York in January 2009, after being appointed to fill the seat vacated by Senator Hillary Clinton when she became U.S. secretary of state for the Obama Administration. Gillibrand won a special election in 2010, and full terms in 2012 and 2018. In March 2019, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, but withdrew from the race in August 2019.

Gillibrand was born December 9, 1966, near Albany, NY. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Asian studies in 1988 and completed her Juris Doctorate from the University of California-Los Angeles Law School in 1991. Gillibrand worked as an associate in the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell in Manhattan, New York, before becoming a partner at Bores Schiller and Flexner in Albany, New York.

Gillibrand served in the U.S. House of Representatives for New York's 20th Congressional District from 2007 to 2009. She was the first member of Congress to post her official public schedule, personal financial disclosure and federal earmark request online.

For information on Gillibrand's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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