Barbara Lee

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Birthday
16, 1946
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Texas

About

The first female U.S. Representative for California's ninth congressional district who first began serving in 1998. She is a Democrat and she served as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Before Fame

In college, she became a volunteer for the Black Panther Party's Community Learning Center.

Trivia

She was the only member of either house of Congress to vote against the authorization of use of force following the September 11, 2001 attacks, making her a hero among many in the anti-war movement.

Family Life

Her sons, Tony and Craig Lee, are both employed within the insurance industry.

Associated With

Similar to Sam Farr, she was one of California's congressional district representatives.