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Name: Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi                                             
Born: 26 March 1940 Baltimore, Maryland                                             
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker   
of the United States House of Representatives. Before becoming Speaker in the       
110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2002 to 2007, holding the   
post during the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses.                                 
Since 1987, she has represented the 8th Congressional District of California,       
which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco. The         
district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi's first three terms in the House.   
With her election as Speaker, she is the first woman, the first Californian, and   
the first Italian-American to hold the Speakership. She is the second Speaker       
from a state west of the Rocky Mountains, with the first being Washington's Tom     
Foley, who was the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi. As Speaker of     
the House, Pelosi ranks second in the line of presidential succession, following   
Vice President Dick Cheney. She is therefore the highest-ranking woman in the       
history of the U.S. Government.