Barbara Boxer

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Boxer in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Barbara Levy

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 11, 1940

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Barbara Boxer is an American politician. A Democrat, she served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, from January 3, 1983 to January 3, 1993, and a U.S. Senator from California, from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 2017.

Barbara is married to Stewart Boxer, with whom she has two children. Her daughter, Nicole, was married to Tony Rodham, the brother of politician Hillary Clinton, and the two have a son.

Barbara’s maternal grandfather was named Moshe/Moses/Morris Silverschein/Silberschein. Moshe was from Buczacz, Austria.

Barbara’s maternal grandmother was named Dina Kohlenberg (the daughter of Benjamin Kohlenberg and Riva). Dina was born in Austria.

Sources: Genealogies of Barbara Boxer (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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