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Barbara Levy Boxer (1940–) has been a Democratic senator representing the state of California since 1993. She was elected to that position after serving in the House of Representatives for ten years, from California House District Six. She has been known as a strong advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment, and California interests.

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Boxer was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 11, 1940. She graduated from Brooklyn College in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in economics and met her husband, Stewart Boxer, there. She worked as a stockbroker for several years until moving to California in 1965 with her husband to raise their two children. Before becoming active in politics in California, she worked as a journalist for the Pacific ...

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