Cory Booker Biography

[Editor's Note: On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, Cory Booker suspended his campaign for president. In a statement published on Twitter, Booker stated, "It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’m suspending my campaign for president. To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together."]

Cory Booker
Democratic Presidential Candidate
US Senator (D-NJ)

Full Name: Cory Anthony Booker
Birthdate: Apr. 27, 1969
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Marital Status: Single
Children: None
Religion: National Baptist

  • US Senator (D-NJ) Oct. 31, 2013-present
  • Mayor, Newark, NJ, July 1, 2006-Oct. 31, 2013
  • Candidate, Mayor of Newark, 2002
  • Member, Newark Municipal Council, Central Ward, July 1, 1998-June 30, 2002
  • Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1994

  • JD, Yale Law School, 1997
  • MA, US History, Queen's College, Oxford University, 1994
  • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 1992
  • BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1991

  • United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, 2016

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