Elizabeth Warren
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Elizabeth Warren

US Senator

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was elected to the United States Senate in 2012. Before running for office she set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which came into being with the passage of the Dodd-Frank banking reform bill.

Following the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and as senior advisor to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission.

Sen. Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. At Harvard she twice received the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching. She taught courses on commercial law, contracts and bankruptcy, and wrote more than a hundred articles and 10 books, including three national best-sellers, The Two-Income Trap, All Your Worth and her latest, published in April 2014, A Fighting Chance.

Sen. Warren is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law. She and her husband Bruce Mann have been married for 32 years and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They have three grandchildren.