About Nancy Pelosi

By | Jan 8, 2007

1)    Nancy Pelosi was born Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro on March 26, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the youngest of six children and the only girl.

2)    Her father Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. and her brother Thomas D’Alesandro, III both served as Mayor of Baltimore.

3)    Pelosi was first elected to the House in 1987, representing California’s 8th district. The Eighth District includes most of the City of San Francisco. She has received 76-86% of the votes in each election.

4)    In 2002 she was elected as the Democratic leader in the House by her colleagues after having served a year as House Democratic Whip. On November 16, 2006 she was elected by the Democratic Caucus Speaker- designee, becoming the first woman Speaker of the House when the 110th congress began on January 4, 2007.

5)    Pelosi attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C. graduating in 1962. It was there that she met, Paul Pelosi, a native of San Francisco. After they married they move to San Francisco and together have five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul and Alexandra, and six grandchildren. The Pelosi’s have a family worth of about 25 million making her one of the riches members of congress.

6)    By being Speaker of the House she is second in the presidential line of succession, behind Dick Cheney, the current Vice President. She is the first woman to be only two deaths away from the Presidency.


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