Nita M Lowey

Born:July 5, 1937 (age 86)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives 17th District New York, 1989-2021
Assistant secretary of state, New York
State:New York
Education:Mt. Holyoke College

Nita M. Lowey served in the United States House of Representatives from 1989-2021.

Lowey was born July 5, 1937, in the Bronx, in New York, New York. She completed her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Prior to serving in Congress, Lowey served as the assistant secretary of state of the state of New York. She is the first woman and first New Yorker to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (2001 to 2003).

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