Maggie Hassan

Born:February 27, 1958 (age 66)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2017-present
Governor of New Hampshire, 2013-2017
New Hampshire State Senate, 2005-2010
State:New Hampshire
Education:B.A., Brown University
J.D., Northeastern School of Law

Margaret "Maggie" Hassan assumed office as a U.S. senator from New Hampshire in January 2017. Previously, she was governor of New Hampshire from 2013 to 2017.

Hassan was born February 27, 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Robert Coldwell Wood, served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the administration of Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson. Hassan earned her B.A. in history from Brown University in 1980 and a J.D. from the Northeastern School of Law in 1985. After graduating, she went into private practice and then worked as assistant counsel for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Hassan began her career in public service in 1999 when she was appointed as a citizen advisor to the New Hampshire Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission. In 2004, she was elected to the New Hampshire state senate representing the 23rd district, serving until 2010. She served as majority leader of the state senate from 2008-2010. She served as governor of New Hampshire from 2013-2016.

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McNamee, G. L. (n.d.). Maggie Hassan: United States Senator. In Britannica. Retrieved on May 6, 2020, from


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