Elizabeth Warren Biography

Elizabeth Warren

Quick Facts Of Elizabeth Warren

Celebrated Name Elizabeth Warren
Age 70 Years
Nick Name Elizabeth
Birth Name Elizabeth Ann Herring
Birth Date 1949-06-22
Gender Female
Profession Politician

Elizabeth Ann Warren, popularly known as Elizabeth Warren is an American politician and former academic. She is serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts since 2013. She was formerly a law school professor specializing in bankruptcy law. While in Senate, she has focused on consumer protection, economic opportunity, and the social safety net. She announced her candidacy in the 2020 US presidential election in February 2019. 

What is Elizabeth Warren Famous For?

- US Senator from Massachusetts since 2013. 

- Candidate in the 2020 US presidential election. 

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Where was Elizabeth Warren Born?

Elizabeth Warren was born on 22 June 1949. Her birth name is Elizabeth Ann Herring. Her birth place is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the United States. She holds American nationality. She was born to a father, Donald Jones Herring, and a mother, Pauline Herring. She has 3 older brothers. She comes from a middle-class family. 

She won the state high school debating championship at Northwest Classen High School. She won a debate scholarship to George Washington University at the age of 16. She initially wanted to become a teacher. She left GWU after two years. 

She married Jim Warren and moved to Houston. She enrolled in the University of Houston, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology in 1970. 

She and her husband moved to New Jersey. After her child turned two, she enrolled in Rutgers Law School at Rutgers University-Newark. She received her J.D. from Rutgers. 

Career

She became a teacher for the disabled children enrolled in a public school. 

She also worked as a summer associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft during law school. 

After she passed the bar examinations, she started practicing legal services from her home. 

She taught at several American universities throughout the late 1970s to 1990s. 

She also researched issues related to bankruptcy and middle-class personal finance. 

She taught at different educational institutions such as Rutgers, University, Newark School of Law, University of Houston Law Center, University of Texas School of Law, University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, Sunday School, Pennsylvania Law School, and Harvard Law School. 

She was the member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion from 2006 to 2010. 

She is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference. 

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appointed Warren to chair the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel in November 2008. 

President Obama named Warren Assitant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) in September 2010 to set up a new agency. 

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Politics

She was registered as Republican from 1991 to 1996 and voted Republican for many years. 

She stated that she started voting Democrats in 1995. 

She declared for the Democratic nomination for the 2012 US Senate election in September 2011. She was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. 

She defeated Scott Brown with 53.7% of the vote becoming the first woman ever elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts. 

Vice President Joe Biden swore Warren in on 3 January 2013. 

She defeated Republican nominee Geoff Diehl in November 2018 election for the second term as a US Senator from Massachusetts. 

US Presidential Election

Warren was put forward as a possible presidential candidate for the 2016 US Presidential election. 

She repeatedly announced that she would not run for the president in 2016 and supported Hillary Clinton.  She formally endorsed Clinton to the president. 

Warren officially announced in February 2019 that she would run for the 2020 US president. 

She was placed second in early June polls. Joe Biden is in the lead.  

Others 

She has also appeared in the documentary films Maxed Out in 2007 and Capitalism: A Love Story in 2009. 

She has appeared in HBO talk show, Real Time With Bill Maher in 2010.

She has appeared in 2014 documentary film, Makers: Women Who Make America. 

Musician Jonathan Mann has written songs about her. 

Honors 

Inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2011. 

2009 Bostonian of the Year by The Boston Globe. 

Lelia J. Robinson Award by Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts. 

The first professor in Harvard's history to win the law school's Sacks-Freund Teaching Award for a second time. 

Honorary Doctor of Laws degree and membership in the Order of the Coif at Rutgers Law School in Newark in 2011. 

Who is Elizabeth Warren Married to?

Elizabeth Warren is a married woman.  She is married to a law professor Bruce H. Mann. They got married in 1980. 

She previously married Jim Warren in 1968. They met in high school. The couple shares two children, Amelia and Alexander. They got divorced in 1978. 

She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

What is Elizabeth Warren Net Worth?

Elizabeth and her husband's combined net worth is estimated between $4 million and $11 million. 

Did You Know?

  • She started waiting tables at her aunt's restaurants at the age of 13.
  • She kept her first husband's surname even after the divorce from him.
  • Donald Trump challenged to pay $1 million to her favorite charity if she could prove her Native American ancestry via a DNA test in 2018.
  • UK magazine New Statesman listed Warren among the "Top 20 US progressives".
  • She has been highly critical of the Trump administration.
  • Time magazines listed her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009, 2010, and 2015.
  • The National Law Journal has listed her as one of the 40 most influential attorneys of the decade.
  • She has written several books.

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