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, she earned a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School, pregnant with a son.

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

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. She then 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 policies.

In the News…

During an interview, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said she is concerned that the continued raising of interest rates by the Federal Reserve could send the nation into a recession. 

“I am very worried about this, because the causes of inflation, things like the fact that COVID is still shutting down parts of the economy around the world, that we still have supply chain kinks, that we still have a war going on in Ukraine that drives up the cost of energy and that we still have these giant corporations that are engaging in price gouging,” she said.  

“There is nothing in raising the interest rates, nothing in Jerome Powell’s tool bag that deals directly with those, and he has admitted as much in congressional hearings when I’ve asked him about it,” she continued. “Do you know what’s worse than high prices and a strong economy? It’s high prices and millions of people out of work. I’m very worried that the Fed is going to tip this economy into recession.” 

Contact this Leader…

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

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


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