Nancy Pelosi

Born:March 26, 1940 (age 84)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present
Speaker of the House, 2007-2011 and 2019-2023
House Minority Leader, 2003-2007 and 2011-2019
House Minority Whip, 2002-2003
Education:B.A., Trinity Washington University

Nancy Pelosi assumed office in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. She served as speaker of the House from 2007-2011, and was elected to that position again in 2019 when the Democrats regained control of the House following the 2018 midterm elections, serving until 2023. 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 prior to the election of Kamala Harris as vice president.

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 1981-1983. From 1985-1986, she served as the finance chairman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. She represented California's 5th District from 1988-1993, the 8th District from 1993-2013, the 12th District from 2013-2023, and the 11th since 2023.

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