Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
American politician
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and a women's right activist. She is a former journalist and a former politician for the Democratic Party. From 1993 to 1995 she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania.
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Clinton In-Law Enters Big Political Race
Huffington Post - over 3 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law is running to recapture the Philadelphia-area U.S. House seat that she lost almost 20 years ago, a defeat ascribed to her vote for then-President Bill Clinton's budget proposal that increased taxes on the wealthy. Marjorie Margolies filed paperwork Thursday to run in the crowded Democratic Party primary for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. The incumbent, Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, is running for governor and has said she will not seek re-election, leaving the seat open in 2015. Margolies, a 70-year-old one-time NBC news reporter, will have plenty of competition. Already, five others have filed to run in the Democratic Primary, including state Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Brendan Boyle. She is now the president of Women's Campaign International, which she founded, and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. She first ran for Congress in 1992, when she was known as Marjorie Margolies-M ...
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Chelsea Clinton Relative May Run For Congress
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
One day after Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) announced she was mounting a 2014 run for Pennsylvania governor, a notable name has emerged as a possible replacement for her seat in Congress. Philadelphia's KYW-AM newsradio reported Tuesday that former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (D) is pondering a run for the 13th District seat -- a spot that she held for one term from 1993-95. Beyond her previous service in Washington, Margolies-Mezvinsky's name carries some additional notoriety, as she is the mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton. According to the KYW report, Bill Clinton is among those supporting her to run. “It is premature, because we have a Congressperson in office now, but it is true that I am talking about it with party leaders and family members," Margolies-Mezvinsky told KYW via phone, according to the station's website. Schwartz filed for her gubernatorial run on Monday, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that current Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) is "ju ...
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Whitman essayist wins Profile in Courage award - Gazette.net Montgomery County Sports
Google News - almost 6 years
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. He will receive a $500 prize. Kay will be honored by Caroline Kennedy on Monday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. He will receive $10000 as the first place winner
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Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky opts to start his own private hedge ... - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
According to the source, since leaving 3G Capital, Mezvinsky — the son of Pennsylvania Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and disgraced Iowa Congressman Ed Mezvinsky (who served five years in federal prison for fraud) — has stayed busy by
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State Secret: Chelsea's Wedding Plans
NYTimes - over 6 years
ONE weekend afternoon in April, Dan Bleen, the manager of Le Petit Bistro, an upscale French restaurant in Rhinebeck, N.Y., a quaint Hudson Valley town, received a mysterious telephone call from the owner of Astor Courts, the centerpiece of a nearby 50-acre estate. The caller wanted to make a reservation, she told him, ''for some very special
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As Health Vote Awaits, Future of a Presidency Waits, Too
NYTimes - almost 7 years
WASHINGTON -- Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, had a little political advice last week for President Obama and the Democrats: Don't pass the president's health care legislation because you would risk losing in the midterm elections. Mr. Obama laughed about it afterward. ''I generally wouldn't take advice about what's good for
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Is Failure Forgivable?
NYTimes - almost 7 years
WASHINGTON -- Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, had a little political advice last week for President Obama and the Democrats: Don't pass the president's health care legislation because you would risk losing in the midterm elections. Mr. Obama laughed about it afterward. ''I generally wouldn't take advice about what's good for
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Chelsea Clinton Announces Engagement
NYTimes - about 7 years
Chelsea Clinton, the 29-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, Mr. Clinton's office said Monday. Ms. Clinton and Mr. Mezvinsky sent an e-mail message to friends and family on Friday announcing their engagement. ''We're sorry for the mass
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Chelsea Clinton, Primed for a Second Stint as First Daughter
NYTimes - over 9 years
Asked which parent Chelsea Clinton most resembles, friends tick through the mother-daughter similarities. There is the habit of pre-empting questions by asking lots of them. The passionate interest in health care. The tendency to sound a bit scripted when talking about policy, even in private. The way both borrowed on family contacts to establish
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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Prison Term For Ex-Congressman
NYTimes - about 14 years
Edward M. Mezvinsky, a former congressman from Iowa, was sentenced to six and a half years for defrauding business associates, friends and family members of millions of dollars. Prosecutors said Mr. Mezvinsky, 65, began soliciting cash in the 1980's for ventures that never materialized. He pleaded guilty in September. Mr. Mezvinsky and his wife,
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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Ex-Lawmaker To Plead Insanity In Fraud Case
NYTimes - over 15 years
Former Representative Edward M. Mezvinsky, charged with swindling banks and legal clients out of $10.4 million, will plead not guilty by reason of insanity to fraud charges, papers filed in federal court show. Mr. Mezvinsky, left, a Democrat who represented an Iowa district from 1973 to 1977, is married to former Representative Marjorie
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NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS; Day After Indictment, Ex-Lawmaker Files Suit
NYTimes - almost 16 years
A day after being indicted on federal fraud charges, a former congressman filed a lawsuit today asserting that a malaria drug caused him to develop mental problems and run up millions of dollars in debt. The ex-lawmaker, Edward Mezvinsky, 64, who represented Iowa from 1973 to 1977, and his wife, former Representative Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of
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Ex-Lawmaker Is Indicted
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Former Representative Edward Mezvinsky was indicted today on charges that he lied to banks and defrauded legal clients in a $10.4 million scheme. Mr. Mezvinsky, 64, a Democrat who represented the First Congressional District of Iowa from 1973 to 1977, was charged with 66 counts of fraud and related offenses in an indictment by a federal grand jury.
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POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT; Legislator Makes the News By Reading It on Television
NYTimes - over 16 years
When Diane Allen was a news anchorwoman in Philadelphia, she was known for wheedling information out of sources, disarming them with charm and then zeroing in for the kill, making her popular among viewers and admired among her peers. For the last five years, Ms. Allen has served Burlington County, first in the State Assembly and now in the State
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Political Briefing; Two's a Challenge, But Seven's a Crowd
NYTimes - about 17 years
For months, the morning line on next year's Senate race in Pennsylvania has been that the Republican incumbent, Rick Santorum, should be one of the easiest targets for Democrats in their battle to recapture the Senate. He is a conservative in a state that typically elects moderates, his 1994 margin of victory was a flimsy two points and he has
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The Big Census Issue: Using Sampling in Redistricting
NYTimes - about 18 years
The two communities could hardly be more different. One, in South Philadelphia just east of the Schuylkill River, is largely black and poor, with people clustered in low-slung row houses amid abandoned cars and trash-strewn lots. The other, Cheltenham Township, north of the city, is affluent and racially integrated. Parked on the winding streets in
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THE PRESIDENT'S TRIAL: THE HOME FRONT; Critic of Clinton in Senate Falls Silent on Impeachment
NYTimes - about 18 years
Senator Rick Santorum, the conservative Pennsylvania Republican, has been a strident critic of President Clinton, once accusing him of telling ''bald-faced untruths.'' But these days, with Mr. Clinton's fate in the hands of the Senate -- and with Democrats lining up to challenge Mr. Santorum for his job in 2000 -- that voice of the junior Senator
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THE PRESIDENT'S TRIAL: THE REPUBLICANS; In Pro-Clinton States, 13 Senators Face a Squeeze by Right-Wing Ire
NYTimes - about 18 years
It was a strange sight. Senator Slade Gorton, a Republican from Washington State, was offering a compromise plan that would have abbreviated President Clinton's impeachment trial and avoided witnesses. Senator Gorton was only trying to please the many moderates in his state who support Mr. Clinton and want the trial over with. But his proposed
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Republicans Have Grip on Pennsylvania Politics
NYTimes - almost 19 years
On the outskirts of this state capital, in a nondescript office building, Don Bailey, a beefy lawyer and former Congressman, is reviewing a legal case at his cluttered desk. There is no overt indication that on May 19, when Pennsylvanians vote in their primary election, Mr. Bailey could wind up winning the Democratic nomination for Governor. Mr.
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In Easy Year for Incumbents, Republican Breaks the Norm
NYTimes - almost 19 years
In an election year when voter contentment and a humming economy seem likely to keep most members of Congress in office, Representative Jon D. Fox diverges from the norm. Mr. Fox, a Republican who was first elected to Congress in 1994 from the affluent suburbs west of Philadelphia, is perceived as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in what is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 67
    Margolies-Mezvinsky, however, wrote in the Washington Post that she was glad that she had cast her vote as she had, and urged vulnerable Democrats in Congress to vote for the healthcare bill in March 2010.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 57
    In 2000, she withdrew from the Democratic Senate primary with five other candidates, for the seat of Rick Santorum, after disappointing fundraising, mother's illness, and legal trouble of Edward Mezvinsky, which ended in a conviction for fraud.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly thereafter, she filed for bankruptcy, but failed to receive a discharge from her debts, based on 11 U.S.C. §727(a)(5). The court found Mezvinsky had failed to satisfactorily explain a significant loss of assets in the four years prior to her bankruptcy filing. The bankruptcy judge stated, in her published opinion, "I find that the Debtor has failed to satisfactorily explain the loss of approximately $ 775,000 worth of assets (the difference between the $ 810,000 represented in May 1996 and the $ 35,000 now claimed in her Amended Schedule B)." Sonders v. Mezvinsky (in re Mezvinsky), 265 B.R. 681, 694 (Bankr. E.D. Pa. 2001). She currently serves as the founder and chair of Women’s Campaign International (WCI), a group that provides advocacy training for women throughout the world. She is also a professor at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1998
    Age 55
    In 1998, she ran for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details She won the primary election, becoming the running mate of State Representative Ivan Itkin, but the ticket lost to Republicans Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker.
  • 1995
    Age 52
    After her term in Congress, she was the Chair of the National Women’s Business Council, and the Director and Deputy Chair of the United States delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
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  • 1994
    Age 51
    Losing in 1994 to her 1992 opponent, she was one of 34 Democratic incumbents who were defeated in the Republican Revolution.
    More Details Hide Details She had earned an honored place in history, with a vote she shouldn't have had to cast. In a 2009 interview with The Daily Beast, she recalled Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pennsylvania) in particular joining in the Republican jeers. She also recalled the ire of her constituents resulting from her vote, saying: when I went to town-hall meetings, I had to be escorted by the police.I was just surprised at the level of divisiveness and immaturity. That same year, she completed A Woman's Place, a book with the other women in the class of 1992.
  • 1993
    Age 50
    She was on the bipartisan Deficit Reduction Task Force. But her reelection defeat was blamed on her vote for President Bill Clinton's controversial 1993 budget, for which she was the deciding vote.
    More Details Hide Details She had opposed the bill, until the president called her. House Democrats cheered as the House Republicans jeered, "Goodbye Marjorie."
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 49
    In 1992 she ran for an open seat in Congress for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, a largely suburban district outside Philadelphia which Republicans had held since 1916.
    More Details Hide Details After defeating Republican Jon D. Fox by 1,373 votes, she became a member of the 103rd Congress.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 32
    She was married to former Iowa Congressman Edward Mezvinsky in 1975; they divorced in 2007. They raised eleven children together: four from his first marriage, two she had adopted on her own, two sons they had together, and three adopted children. Their son, Marc Mezvinsky, married Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on July 31, 2010, in Rhinebeck, NY.
    More Details Hide Details He was a Goldman Sachs investment banker, and is an investment banker at 3G Capital Management.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 24
    She worked as a television journalist at WCAU-TV from 1967 to 1969, was a CBS News Foundation Fellow, Columbia University from 1969 to 1970, and then for WRC-TV from 1975 until 1990.
    More Details Hide Details She was correspondent for the Today Show. In 1970, Margolies adopted a daughter from Korea, reportedly the first time a single American woman had adopted a foreign child.
  • 1963
    Age 20
    Margolies was born in Philadelphia. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details She was a broadcast journalist for over twenty-four years, winning five Emmy Awards for her work.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on June 21, 1942.
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