GILLIBRAND, Kirsten

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1966–

Biography

GILLIBRAND, Kirsten, a Senator and a Representative from New York; born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., December 9, 1966; A.B., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1988; J.D., University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif., 1991; lawyer, private practice; special counsel, United States Housing and Urban Development; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth Congress and to the succeeding Congress, and served from January 3, 2007, to January 26, 2009, when she resigned to become a U.S. Senator; appointed January 23, 2009, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hillary Clinton; appointment took effect upon her resignation from the House of Representatives on January 26, 2009; took the oath of office on January 27, 2009; elected in 2010 in a special election for the term ending January 3, 2013; reelected in 2012, and again in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Gillibrand, Kirsten. Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. New York: Ballantine Books, 2014.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Aging
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