HARRIS, Kamala Devi

1964–

Biography

HARRIS, Kamala Devi, a Senator from California; born in Oakland, Calif., October 20, 1964; B.A., Howard University, 1986; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1989; admitted to the California bar in 1990; deputy district attorney, Alameda County, Calif., 1990-1998; managing attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; chief of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Children and Families; district attorney of San Francisco 2004-2011; attorney general of California 2011-2016; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023.

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Kamala Harris" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.

Harris, Kamala. Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2009.

___. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. New York: Penguin Press, 2019.

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