Barbara Boxer Biography

Updated On Aug 01, 2019 Published On Dec 29, 2016
Facts of Barbara Boxer
Date of Birth: 1940 , November-11
Birth Nation: United States
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Boxer was elected to the United States House of representatives in 1982. She represented California's 6th congressional district in the house for five times.

Barbara Boxer won the U.S. senate election in 1992 and became U.S. senator for the first time and after that, she won the similar election for the 3 more consecutive times.

On January 6, 2005, she joined Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones to file an objection to the certification of Ohio's Electoral College votes in the Presidential election of U.S. in 2004.

Barbara got married in 1962 with Stewart Boxer when her age was 22. She has two children with her husband Stewart.

Barbara boxer holds an American nationality and she belongs to the white ethnicity. She has a net worth of 3.19 million Dollars


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Born in Brooklyn, New York

November 11 , 1940

Barbara Boxer is the junior U.S. Senator from California, born on November 11, 1940. She was born to parents Sophie and Ira Levy as Barbara Levy Boxer in Brooklyn, New York.She is graduated in Economics from Brooklyn College.

Graduated in Economics from Brooklyn College


The Brooklyn-born U.S. Senator completed her schooling from George W. Wingate High School. She later enrolled at Brooklyn College and earned a degree in Economics in 1962. She was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority while she was in college.

Married to Stewart Boxer


Barbara Boxer has been married to Stewart Boxer since 1962.She got married at the age 22 while she also completed her graduation. Her husband Stewart is a prominent lawyer of Oakland. She has 2 children with her husband Stewart.

Published a novel A Time to Run


Barbara Boxer, apart from politics, has also spent her times in writing. Her first novel, "A Time to Run" was published in 2005. It was published by the San Francisco-based publishing company Chronicle Books. The book is a politics-based written by her with Mary-Rose Hayes.

Published her second novel Blind Trust


After 4 years of publishing of her first novel, Barbara published her second novel in July 2009. The novel was titled as Blind Trust and it was published by the Chronicle Books which is a San Francisco-based American book publisher.

Elected to the U.S. House of representatives


Barbara boxer, then a Marin County supervisor, was chosen to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, she succeeded John Burton to get that position. She represented California's 6th congressional district in the house for the five consecutive times.

Implicated in the House banking scandal


Barbara Boxer was once implicated in the House banking scandal in 1992. The scandal revealed that more than 450 congressional representatives and aides including herself had written overdraft checks covered by overdraft protection by the House Bank. 

Became U.S. Senator


Barbara won the U.S. senate election in 1992 and became U.S. senator for the first time succeeding Democratic senator Alan Cranston who retired in the same year. After that, she won the senator election for 3 more times consecutively.

Established the Excellence in Education Award


Coming to the year 1997, Barbara founded the Excellence in Education Award to recognize teachers, parents, businesses and organizations working for positive impact in education. Since the establishment of the award, she has presented the award to 38 recipients.

Did a cameo role in Traffic


Barbara Boxer, besides political activities, has also made cameo appearances in several TV shows as herself. She was also appeared in a cameo (as herself) in the 2000 film Traffic, an American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh.