Who is Nancy Pelosi?

Nancy Patricia Pelosi is a  professional American politician. She was born on the 26th of March, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. She serves as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019. Furthermore, she is the first woman to have served in this office. She was first elected to Congress in 1987 and is the highest-ranking elected woman in United States history. She is second in the presidential line of succession as Speaker of the House, which is immediately after the vice president.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameNancy Pelosi
Birth Date26th of March, 1940
Birth PlaceBaltimore, Maryland, U.S
Star SignAries
ParentsFather: Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.
Mother: Annunciata M. "Nancy" D'Alesandro

Nancy Pelosi

Early Life

Pelosi was born to an Italian-American family. She is the daughter of Annunciata M. “Nancy” D’Alesandro and Thomas D’Alesandro Jr. Furthermore, she has seven brothers. Her father was a Democratic Congressman from Maryland when Pelosi was born. Later, after seven years, he became Mayor of Baltimore. Furthermore, Pelosi’s mother was also active in politics, organizing Democratic women. She taught her daughter the value of social networking. Furthermore, Pelosi’s brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III was also a Democrat and the Mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.

Pelosi involved herself with politics from an early age. Furthermore, she helped her father at his campaign events. She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore, which is an all-girls Catholic high school. Later, she graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

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Currently, Pelosi is in her 17th term as a congresswoman and represents California’s 12th congressional district. This consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco. Initially, She represented the 5th district. However, the district boundaries were re-drawn after the 1990 census. She led House Democrats since 2003 and served as a House minority whip from 2002 to 2003. She also served as House minority leader from 2003 to 2007 and 2011 to 2019.

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Furthermore, Pelosi was a major opponent of the Iraq War and the Bush Administration’s 2005 attempt to privatize Social Security. She was instrumental in the passage of many landmark bills during her first speakership.

The Democrats won control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. Later, Pelosi was elected speaker for the second time when the 116th Congress convened on the 3rd of January, 2019. She became the first former speaker to return to the post since Sam Rayburn in 1955. Pelosi announced the start of impeachment hearings into Donald Trump on the 24th of September, 2019.