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PELOSI, Nancy, (daughter of Thomas D'Alesandro), a Representative from California; born Nancy D'Alesandro in Baltimore, Md., March 26, 1940; graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Md., 1958; A.B., Trinity College, 1962; chair, California state Democratic Party, 1981-1983; finance chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, 1985-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Sala Burton of California, and reelected to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (June 2, 1987-present); minority whip (One Hundred Seventh Congress); minority leader (One Hundred Eighth, One Hundred Ninth, and One Hundred Twelfth through One Hundred Fifteenth Congresses); Speaker of the House (One Hundred Tenth, One Hundred Eleventh, One Hundred Sixteenth, and One Hundred Seventeenth Congresses).

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

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassette: 1987, 1 videocassette. One commercial used during Nancy Pelosi's campaign for the 1987 U.S. congressional election in District 5 of California, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bzdek, Vincent. Woman of The House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.

Leavitt, Amie Jane. Nancy Pelosi. Hockessin, DE: Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2008.

Ball, Molly. Pelosi. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

Marcovitz, Hal. Nancy Pelosi. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.

Page, Susan. Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power: A Biography. New York: Twelve Books, 2021.

McElroy, Lisa Tucker. Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 2008.

Schweizer, Rochelle. She's The Boss: The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi. New York: Sentinel, 2010.

"Nancy Pelosi" 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: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Pelosi, Christine. The Nancy Pelosi Way: Advice on Success, Leadership, and Politics From America's Most Powerful Woman. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2019.

Pelosi, Nancy. "The Chinese Puzzle." International Economy 4 (August/September 1990): 62-67.

___., with Amy Hill Hearth. Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

Peters, Ronald M. Jr., and Cindy Simon Rosenthal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the New American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Povich, Elaine S. Nancy Pelosi: A Biography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Sandalow, Marc. Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi's Life, Times, and Rise to Power. New York: Modern Times, 2008.

Shichtman, Sandra H. Political Profiles: Nancy Pelosi. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2007.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Appropriations
  • House Committee - Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
  • House Committee - Government Operations
  • House Committee - Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • House Committee - Standards of Official Conduct
  • Joint Committee - Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
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