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Nancy Patricia Pelosi was born on 26 March 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
Nancy Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
She was born into a politically active family, her father served as the Mayor of Baltimore and she grew up learning the tricks of the trade.
Nancy Pelosi was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987.
She is known for her strong stance on abortion rights and is a supporter of Planned Parenthood.
Nancy Pelosi is the first woman in U.S. history, who was elected as the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Pelosi attended a 1963 civil rights march on Washington and heard Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
Pelosi ran for the House again in 1986 and was elected as the House Democratic Whip, the second-highest ranking Democrat in the House, in 2002.
Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress.
Nancy Patricia Pelosi was the highest-ranking female politician in U.S. history.
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