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Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from California
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Alan Cranston
Succeeded by Kamala Harris
Ranking Member of the Senate Environment Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by David Vitter
Succeeded by Tom Carper
Chair of the Senate Environment Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Jim Inhofe
Succeeded by Jim Inhofe
Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by George Voinovich
Succeeded by Johnny Isakson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Phillip Burton
Succeeded by Lynn Woolsey
Personal details
Born
Barbara Levy

November 11, 1940 (1940-11-11) (age 80)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stewart Boxer
Children 2
Education Brooklyn College (BA)

Barbara Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician. She was the United States Senator from California from 1993 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party and has been on the senate since January 1993.

Before that, she was in the United States House of Representatives. She was also on the Board of Supervisors of Marin County, California.

In January 2015, Boxer announced she will not be running for re-election in the 2016 senate elections and also announced her retirement from politics. California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to replace her.

Early life

Boxer was born in Brooklyn, New York City. She attended Brooklyn College.

Personal life

Her daughter, Nicole Boxer married Tony Rodham (the brother of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton) at the White House in 1994. They divorced in 2000.

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