Senator Elizabeth Warren was born on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma City, graduated high school at the age of 16 and then attended Washington University. She left school to marry her high school sweetheart and started a family before returning to the University of Houston to finish her degree in pathology. After working with children with disabilities in public schools, she received her law degree from Rutgers University and practiced law out of her home before returning to teaching as a law-school professor. Warren was a professor of law and taught at the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and then at Harvard Law School. Warren became a preeminent scholar in bankruptcy law and was one of the most cited law professors in the field of commercial law before she began her political career.
Warren was a well-known consumer protection advocate whose ideas and work led to the creation of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. After the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, which was created to oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). She later served as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under President Barack Obama.
In 2012, Warren defeated incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and she became the first female U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. She is married to Bruce H. Mann and has two children from a previous marriage, Amelia and Alexander.
As the race thickens to elect the next president, Elizabeth Warren has emerged as an early frontrunner, officially declaring her campaign and establishing an exploratory committee on December 30.
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