Rosa DeLauro

Born:March 2, 1943 (age 81)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present
Education:B.A., Marymount College
M.A., Columbia University

Rosa DeLauro assumed office in January 1991, representing Connecticut's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives.

DeLauro was born March 2, 1943, in New Haven, Connecticut. She completed her bachelor's degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, and received her master's degree from Columbia University. Prior to serving in Congress, DeLauro served as the first executive director of EMILY'S list, a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office. She also served as the executive director of Countdown '87 (a national campaign that successfully stopped United States military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras) and as chief of staff to United States Senator Christopher Dodd.

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