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A Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., on November 29, 1959; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y., 1981; M.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1985; staff, Office of Communications, Executive Office of the President, William Jefferson Clinton, 1993-1999; bank executive; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth Congress and to the two succeeding Congresses until his resignation on January 2, 2009 (January 3, 2003-January 2, 2009); chair, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred Tenth Congress); elected to the 111th Congress, but declined his seat; White House Chief of Staff, 2009-2010; Mayor of Chicago, Ill., 2011-2019; United States Ambassador to Japan, 2021-present.



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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bendavid, Naftali. The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to Be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution. New York: Doubleday, 2007.

Emanuel, Ezekiel, J. Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family. New York: Random House, 2013.

Emanuel, Rahm, and Bruce Reed. The Plan: Big Ideas For America. New York: Public Affairs, 2006.

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