BOXER, Barbara

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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, and served from January 3, 1993, to 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); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2016.

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Boxer, Barbara. The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life. New York: Hachette Books, 2016.

Boxer, Barbara, et al., Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.

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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