Nancy Pelosi

Born:March 26, 1940 (age 78)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present
House Minority Leader, 2003-2007 and 2011-present
Speaker of the House, 2007-2011
House Minority Whip, 2002-2003
Education:B.A., Trinity Washington University

Nancy Pelosi assumed office in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. In Congress, Pelosi was the first woman to lead a major political party, to serve as Democratic whip and to serve as speaker of the House, the highest elective office in the United States to be held by a woman to date.

Pelosi was born March 26, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in 1962.

Prior to serving in Congress, Pelosi served as chair of the California State Democratic Party from 1981 to 1983. From 1985 to 1986, she served as the finance chairman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. She represented California's 5th District from 1988 to 1993, the 8th District from 1993 to 2013 and the 12th District from 2013 to the present.

In Congress, Pelosi has served as the majority whip, minority leader, and speaker of the House.

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