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Kathleen Sebelius: The Details

Monday, March 2, 2009

Age: 60; born May 15, 1948, in Cincinnati.

Education: BA, Trinity College, Washington, 1970; master's degree in public administration, University of Kansas, 1978.

Experience: Governor of Kansas, 2003-present; insurance commissioner, 1995-2003; Kansas House, 1987-1994; executive director, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1978-1986; special assistant, Kansas secretary of corrections, 1975-1978.

Known for: Sebelius has never lost a political campaign; she is the first daughter of a governor (John J. Gilligan, Ohio, 1971-1975) to be elected to the same position; in 1994, she was elected as the state insurance commissioner, the first Democrat elected to that position since the 1880s.

Family: She and her husband, Gary, a federal magistrate, have two grown sons, Ned and John.

SOURCE: News services

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