Ellen O'Kane Tauscher

Ellen O'Kane Tauscher

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 29 Apr 2019 (aged 67)
Stanford, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 198751264 · View Source
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US Congresswoman. A member of the Democratic Party, she served California's 10th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 until 2009. Born to an Irish Catholic family, Her father was employed as a store manager for the supermarket chains A&P and Shop Rite, her mother was a secretary. She attained her degree in Early Childhood Education from Seton Hall University and following graduation, she received a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. She relocated to California during the late 1980s and developed an interest in the political arena, which led to her heading Diane Feinstein's US Senatorial campaigns. In 1996, she added author to her accomplishments with her book "The Childcare Sourcebook". She ran for office herself and succeeded Congressman William P. Baker in the 1996 General Election. During her tenure in Congress, she displayed a moderate philosophy which often put her in conflict with the progressive part of the Democratic Party. She would chair the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. In 2009, President Obama appointed her to serve as Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. Additionally, she served as a Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense. During this period, she negotiated peace treaties for the Obama Administration. After leaving Washington, she served in the Administration of California Governor Jerry Brown. She died of complications from pneumonia.

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  • Added: 30 Apr 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 198751264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellen O'Kane Tauscher (15 Nov 1951–29 Apr 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 198751264, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.