Ellen O. Tauscher papers

California State University, East Bay University Archives
California State University, East Bay University Archives
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, California 94542
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2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Ellen O. Tauscher papers
Dates: 1996-2009
Collection Number: Col-6
Creator/Collector: Tauscher, Ellen O.
Extent: 144.45 cubic feet
Repository: California State University, East Bay University Archives
Hayward, California 94542
Abstract: The collection documents Ellen O. Tauscher’s tenure as a member of the United States’ House of Representatives.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection partially open for research; Series 1-5 are open. Access restrictions per donor agreement.

Publication Rights

Copyright restrictions apply; copyright retained by Donor.

Preferred Citation

Ellen O. Tauscher papers. California State University, East Bay University Archives

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ellen O. Tauscher, 2009; accretion 2010.

Biography/Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection documents Ellen O. Tauscher’s tenure as a member of the United States’ House of Representatives. The collection covers her work as a Representative from the 10th Congressional District of California. The current open portion of the collection contains newspaper clippings about Tauscher’s work, various awards and memorabilia, and photographic media.

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