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Ellen O. Tauscher papers
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Description
The collection documents Ellen O. Tauscher’s tenure as a member of the United States’ House of Representatives.
Background
Ellen O. Tauscher was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 15, 1951. She attended Seton Hall University and received a degree in early childhood education. Before being elected to Congress, Tauscher worked in the private sector, including 14 years on Wall Street. Ellen O. Tauscher represented California’s 10th Congressional District for 13 years (1997-2009). The 10th Congressional District includes Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano Counties; this district includes Lawrence Livermore and Sandia California, both national defense laboratories. She was Chairman of the House New Democrat Coalition in addition to sitting on the Aviation Subcommittee, and co-chairing the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform. She served as Regional Whip during the 110th Congress. She also served on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, chaired the Democratic Business Forum, and was Finance Chair of the New Democrat Network. She also served as Chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. Tauscher has traveled extensively with congressional delegations to Bosnia, Colombia, Germany, Russia, and Yugoslavia. She also served regularly on the American delegation to the annual Wehrkunde Conference on security policy in Munich. Ellen O. Tauscher was the Under Secretary of Arms Control and International Security. She was appointed on June 27, 2009. She later served as Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense at the State Department from February 7, 2012 to August 31, 2012.
Extent
144.45 cubic feet
Restrictions
Copyright restrictions apply; copyright retained by Donor.
Availability
Collection partially open for research; Series 1-5 are open. Access restrictions per donor agreement.