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Kirsten Gillibrand
United States Senator
from New York
Assumed office
January 26, 2009
Serving with Chuck Schumer
Preceded by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 26, 2009
Preceded by John E. Sweeney
Succeeded by Scott Murphy
Personal details
Born Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik
December 9, 1966 (1966-12-09) (age 53)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jonathan Gillibrand (m. 2001)
Children Theodore Gillibrand (b. 2003)
Henry Gillibrand (b. 2008)
Residence Brunswick, New York
Alma mater Dartmouth College (B.A.)
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D.)
Occupation Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Senate Website
Campaign Website

Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand (born December 9, 1966) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New York. She is a member of the Democratic Party and former member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 20th congressional district.

Gillibrand was born on December 9, 1966 in Albany, New York.[1] She studied at Dartmouth College and the University of California, Los Angeles. Gillibrand has been married to Jonathan Gillibrand since 2001. They have two children.


  1. Tumulty, Karen (January 23, 2009). "Kirsten Gillibrand". Time (Time Inc.). Retrieved January 27, 2011.

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