Harris, Kamala, 1964-

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Kamala Harris is the 49th vice president of the United States. She served as a United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021, and as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017. She is the United States' first female vice president, the highest-ranking female elected official in U.S. history, the first African American vice president, and the first Asian American vice president.

Born in Oakland, California, Harris graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco's office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Harris served as the junior United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021.

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referencedIn Richard Skidmore photographs GLBT Historical Society
referencedIn Wayne Friday collection GLBT Historical Society
referencedIn Brown Jr. (Willie L.) Papers San Francisco State University Library, J Paul Leonard Library
referencedIn Homeboy Industries Records University of California, Los Angeles. Chicano Studies Research Center
referencedIn University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Governmental Studies. [San Francisco, Calif. runoff election, 2003 (Dec. 9), District Attorney, Hallinan and Harris : campaign ephemera and newspaper clippings]. Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley
referencedIn University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Governmental Studies. [San Francisco, Calif. election, 2003 (Nov. 4), District Attorney, Hallinan and Harris : campaign ephemera and newspaper clippings]. Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley
referencedIn San Francisco Biography Collection 1850-present San Francisco History Center
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associatedWith Biden, Joseph R. (Joseph Robinette), 1942- person
memberOf Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
spouseOf Emhoff, Doug, 1964- person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Howard University corporateBody
memberOf United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of California. Hastings College of Law corporateBody
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Oakland CA US
United States 00 US
California CA US
Washington, D. C. DC US
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Jamaican Americans
East Indian Americans
African Americans
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Vice Presidents--United States
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Birth 1964-10-20

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