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Barbara Mikulski's Biography

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Full Name:

Barbara A. Mikulski





Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Baltimore, MD

Home City:

Baltimore, MD


Roman Catholic

MSW, University of Maryland, 1965

BA, Mount Saint Agnes College, 1958

Senator, United States Senate, 1986-2016

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1976-1986

Member, Baltimore City Council, 1971-1976

Candidate, United States Senate, 1974

Former Vice Chair, Appropriations Committee, United States Senate

Former Member, Ethics Study Commission, United States Senate

Former Member, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate

Former Member, Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate

Former Member, Senate Centrist Coalition

Former Secretary, Senate Democratic Conference

Former Member, Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Defense, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States Senate

Former Member, Technology and Communications Committee

Professor, Sociology, Loyola College, 1971-1976

Assistant Chief, Community Organizing, Baltimore Department of Social Services, 1966-1970

Social Worker, Catholic Charities/Baltimore Department of Social Services, 1958-1963

Member, Dean of the Women, present

Member, National Assoc. of Social Workers

Member, Polish Women's Alliance

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Chesapeake Appreciation Award, Oyster Recovery Partnership, 2004; The George E. Brown Jr. Science-Engineering-Technology Leadership Award, Science-Engineering-Technology Workgroup and Coalition for Technology Partners, 2001; Unsung Hero Award, The American Legion, 2004; Elmer P. Martin Public Service Award, Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 2003; Legislative Leadership Award, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 2000; Bay Saving Excellence Award, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 2000; Continuous Support of the Space Association Award, NASA Crew Atlantis, 2001; Award for Public Service, National League of Nursing, 2001; Friend of the Coast Award, American Coastal Coalition, 2003; National Humanitarian Healthcare Award, National Patent Advocate Foundation, 2000; Freedom Award, Polish American Congress, 2003; M. Adelaide Nutting Award, Maryland Nurses Association, 2003; Partner for Life Award, Whitman-Walker Clinic, 2002; Good Housekeeping/Wyeth Award for Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, 2002; Warren E. Pearse Lifetime Achievement Award, The Jacobs Institute, 2003; Friend of the National Parks Award, National Park Conservation Association, 2003; Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Award, Baltimore Urban League, 2002; Wings of Liberty Award, Aerospace Industries Association, 2001; Connie Mack Award for Lifetime Achievement, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2003; Commander's Cross and Star, Republic of Poland - Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, 2001; Public Service Award, Emergency Nurses Association, 2004; Certificate of Appreciation/Visionary for Women's Health Award, Office of Research on Women's Health, 2000; Baltic Democracy Award, Joint Baltic American National Committee, 2003; Partnership Award, Committee Foundation of Northern Ireland, 2003; Certificate of Appreciation, Prince George's County School System, 2000; Certificate of Appreciation for Continuous Support of Neurofibromatosis Research, Neurofibromatosis, Inc., 2000; Pioneer Award, Maryland Watermen Association, 2003; Public Service Award, Society for Neuroscience, 2001; Champion of Experience Award, Experience Corps, 2005

Father's Name:

William Mikulski

Father's Occupation:

Family Grocery Store

Mother's Name:

Christine Mikulski

Mother's Occupation:

Family Grocery Store

Priority Issues:

Affordable Housing, National Service, Women's Health, Public Education, Health Care