Gabrielle Giffords

American politician

Gabrielle Giffords is an American politician. She was born June 8, 1970.[1] She is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. She was badly injured January 8, 2011, during a shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords was shot in the head at very close range, but survived. She was holding a meeting around the parking lot of a supermarket when the shooting happened.

Gabrielle Giffords
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Giffords in 2019
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 8th district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 25, 2012
Preceded byJim Kolbe
Succeeded byRon Barber
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – December 1, 2005
Preceded byRandall Gnant
Succeeded byPaula Aboud
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
January 1, 2001 – January 8, 2003
Preceded byAndy Nichols
Succeeded bySteve Gallardo
Personal details
Gabrielle Dee Giffords

(1970-06-08) June 8, 1970 (age 50)
Tucson, Arizona
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mark Kelly (m. 2007)
ResidenceTucson, Arizona
Alma materCornell University (M.U.P.)
Scripps College (B.A.)
ProfessionPolitician; Businesswoman
SignatureGabrielle Giffords

Since 2007, she has been married to astronaut and United States Senator Mark Kelly.


  1. "Gabrielle Giffords". Archived from the original on January 17, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.