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Jane Harman

Jane HarmanAKA Jane Lakes Harman

Born: 28-Jun-1945
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from California, 1993-2011

Attorney elected to three terms in US Congress beginning in 1993, succeeding George E. Brown, Jr.. Not a candidate for re-election in 1998, instead running unsuccessfully for Governor of California, then re-elected to Congress six more times beginning in 2000. Resigned 2011 to become President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, succeeding Lee H. Hamilton. She was succeeded in Congress by Janice Hahn. Her husband, electronics billionaire Sidney Harman, bought Newsweek in 2010, shortly before his death.

Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-network neutrality. Supported 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Opposed 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act. Behind the scenes, urged New York Times not to publish its 2004 expose on the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

Father: Adolf Lakes
Mother: Lucille Geier Lakes
Husband: Richard Frank (NOAA bureaucrat, m. 1969, div. 1978, two children)
Son: Brian (b. 1973)
Daughter: Hillary (b. 1975)
Husband: Sidney Harman (electronics multi-millionaire, b. 1919, m. 1980, d. 2011, two children)
Son: Daniel (b. 1982)
Daughter: Justine (b. 1984)

    High School: University High School, Los Angeles, CA (1962)
    University: BA Government, Smith College (1966)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1969)
    Professor: Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    Professor: University of California at Los Angeles (1999)

    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars President (2011-)
    US Congressman, California 36th (2001-2011)
    US Congressman, California 36th (1993-99)
    Jones Day Counsel, Jones Day Reavis and Pogue (1987-92)
    US Defense Department Special Counsel (1979)
    White House Staff Depy. Secy. to the Cabinet (1977-78)
    Congressional Staff Chief Counsel & Staff Dir., Sen. Judic. Subcom. on Constitutional Rights (1975-77)
    Alfalfa Club (2007)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    EMILY's List
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Joe Lieberman for President
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    New Democrat Movement House New Democrat Coalition
    Pacific Council on International Policy
    Planned Parenthood
    Young Democrats President, Smith College (1966)
    Roast: Bob Woodruff (2007)
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    Russian Ancestry Maternal

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