Niki Tsongas

Born:April 26, 1946 (age 77)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-2019
Education:B.A., Smith College
J.D., Boston University

Niki Tsongas represented Massachusetts' 5th District in the United States House of Representatives from 2007-2013, and then the 3rd District from 2013-2019 following redistricting.

Tsongas was born April 26, 1946, in Chico, California. She graduated from Narimasu American High School in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. Tsongas attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in 1968. She received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University in 1988. Prior to serving in Congress, Tsongas worked as a social worker, lawyer and dean of external affairs at Middlesex Community College from 1997 to 2007.

Tsongas was appointed to the Air Force Academy’s Board of Vistors by the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in 2008.

For information on Tsongas' 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

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