BOXER, Barbara

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BOXER, Barbara
1940–

Biography

BOXER, Barbara, a Senator and a Representative from California; born Barbara Levy in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 11, 1940; attended public schools in Brooklyn; graduated, Wingate High School 1958; B.A., Brooklyn College 1962; stockbroker 1962-1965; newspaper editor 1972-1974; congressional aide 1974-1976; elected member, Board of Supervisors, Marin County, Calif. 1976-1982; delegate, California State Democratic convention 1983; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1992; elected to the United States Senate in 1992; reelected in 1998, 2004, and again in 2010 for term ending January 3, 2017; chair, Committee on Environment and Public Works (One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses), Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Boxer, Barbara. Strangers in the Senate: Politics and the New Revolution of Women in America. Washington, D.C.: National Press Books, 1994.

"Barbara Boxer," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

___, with Mary-Rose Hayes. A Time to Run: A Novel. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.

___, with Mary-Rose Hayes. Blind Trust: A Novel. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2009.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Government Operations
    • Government Activities and Transportation - Chair
  • House Committee - Interior and Insular Affairs
  • House Committee - Merchant Marine and Fisheries
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
  • Joint Committee - Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction
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