- NAME: Gabrielle Giffords
- OCCUPATION: U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: June 08, 1970 (Age: 43)
- Did You Know?: In 2007, Giffords became only the third Arizona woman to be elected to U.S. Congress.
- EDUCATION: Scripps College, Cornell University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Tucson, Arizona
- Nickname: Gabby
- Full Name: Gabrielle Dee Giffords
- AKA: Gabrielle Giffords
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
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Gabrielle Giffords is a former Arizona congresswoman who made headlines when she became the victim of an assassination attempt, from which she later recovered.
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Giffords's ordeal has only strengthened her marriage to Captain Mark E. Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Navy captain. The couple penned a book together about Giffords's recovery, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope. Her husband served the commander of the 134th NASA shuttle flight, the last planned shuttle mission, using the space shuttle Endeavour, launched on April 1, 2011. He retired from the space agency later that year.
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When the 19th Amendment was ratified, women were finally given the right to vote, and over the years many courageous women have stepped onto the national political stage as well. In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress and almost a century later Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina woman to serve on the Supreme Court. And within the last two decades, the esteemable Hillary Clinton has served as First Lady, a New York senator and Secretary of State. These women, and many more, are setting the stage for the future of female leaders in Washington.
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