Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Elizabeth Ann Herring Warren was born in June 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended George Washington University on a debate scholarship but left after two years to marry James Robert “Jim” Warren, whom she had met in high school. The couple moved to Houston and she enrolled in the University of Houston where she earned a B.S. in speech pathology and audiology. They moved to New Jersey, had a daughter, and after two years, Mrs. Warren earned a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School while pregnant with a son.

The couple later divorced, and two years later she married Professor Bruce Mann. She retained her first husband’s surname. She now has three grandchildren.

In her pre-political career, she taught children with disabilities at a public school, entered the private practice of law, and donated legal services. She became a lecturer at Rutgers University, Newark School of Law, moving to the University of Houston Law Center where she became an associate dean and obtained tenure. She taught at the University of Texas School of Law, becoming a full professor, and taught at other law schools as well. She became a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania, later teaching for a year at Harvard Law School.

She was appointed by President Barack Obama to be special advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where she spent a year. A year later she ran for and was elected a United States Senator from Massachusetts, assuming office in January 2013.

Senator Warren was a candidate in the 2020 presidential election but withdrew from contention after Super Tuesday.

Warren grew up as a Methodist, teaching Sunday School to fifth graders, and has attended various churches since. She says her Christian faith shapes her liberal policies.

In the News…

Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with her Massachusetts senate colleague Ed Markey, believes that any new coronavirus relief package must include a new round of stimulus checks, and they are urging others in the Senate to hold firm on the position in the midst of the dual public health and economic crises.

They would like to see the same funding that was included in the CARES Act in the spring repeated in the next round of checks—$1,200 to adults and $500 for dependent children.

While they, and others who joined in the letter with them, say they “very much appreciate the hard work” that went into a current bill, they stressed that it “does not go anywhere near far enough” to address the scale of the situation.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Warren today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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