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Nancy Pelosi
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60th & 63rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Paul Ryan
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Dennis Hastert
Succeeded by John Boehner
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
Deputy Steny Hoyer
Preceded by John Boehner
Succeeded by Kevin McCarthy
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Deputy Steny Hoyer
Preceded by Dick Gephardt
Succeeded by John Boehner
House Minority Whip
In office
January 15, 2002 – January 3, 2003
Leader Dick Gephardt
Preceded by David Bonior
Succeeded by Steny Hoyer
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
June 2, 1987
Preceded by Sala Burton
Constituency 5th district (1987–1993)
8th district (1993–2013)
12th district (2013–present)
Chair of the California Democratic Party
In office
February 27, 1981 – April 3, 1983
Preceded by Charles Manatt
Succeeded by Peter Kelly
Personal details
Born
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro

March 26, 1940 (1940-03-26) (age 81)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Paul Pelosi (m. 1963)
Children 5, including Christine and Alexandra
Relatives Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. (Father)
Education Trinity Washington University (BA)
Net worth US$26.4 million (2013)
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Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician. She became the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on January 3, 2019. She was also Speaker from 2007 to 2011. She represents the 12th district of California, which is part of the city of San Francisco. She was first elected to Congress in 1987.

Pelosi is a member of the Democratic Party. She is the first woman to lead a major party in the United States Congress. She is also the first woman and the first Italian-American to be the Speaker of the House.

On January 3, 2021, Pelosi was reelected to a fourth term as Speaker of the House, which is expected to be her last.

Political activity

On September 24, 2019, Pelosi announced the start of impeachment hearings into Donald Trump. In December 2019, the House formally impeached Trump, though he was later acquitted in the Senate.

Early life

Pelosi was born in University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland and she is of Italian heritage. , her father, Thomas D'Alesandro, Junior, was Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. He served five terms in Congress. Her brother, Thomas D'Alesandro III, also was Mayor of Baltimore. He died in October 2019, aged 90.

Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1962. She and her husband, Paul Pelosi, have five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul and Alexandra. They also have five grandchildren.

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