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Birth name Anna Georges
Birthplace New Britain
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Birth date 13 December 1942
Profession Politician
Ethnicities Assyrian, Armenian

Anna Georges Eshoo (born December 13, 1942) is the U.S. Representative for Template:Ushr, serving in Congress since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, which includes part of Silicon Valley, includes the cities of San Jose, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

She is the only Assyrian American in congress, and is also one of only two congresswomen of Armenian Descent, with Jackie Speier being the other. She is Assyrian paternally and Armenian maternally.

Early life, education, and business career

Anna Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut, of Assyrian and Armenian heritage.[1] Her mother fled from Armenia to Iraq, and subsequently to the United States.[2] Her father, Fred Georges, a jeweler and watchmaker, was an Assyrian Christian. She is a Chaldean Catholic.[3]

Eshoo is the oldest of three children. She has a brother, Frederick Kenneth Georges, and a sister, Veronica May Georges.Template:Citation needed

She earned an Associate of Arts degree in English from Cañada College in 1975. She worked for the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) between 1963 and 1966 and for Arcata National Corporation between 1966 and 1970.Template:Citation needed

Early political career

She was Chair of the San Mateo Democratic Party between 1978 and 1982. She was also a member of the Democratic National Committee in the 1980s. She was Chief-of-Staff to Speaker pro tempore Leo McCarthy of the California State Assembly between 1981 and 1982. She was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1982 and served until 1992. She was president of the board in 1986.


  1. Kreitman, K. (October 27, 2006) "Anna Eshoo has come a long way in Congress," Daily Journal (San Mateo County, Calif.)
  2. Allen-Ebrahimian, Bethany. "The Real War on Christianity". The New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  3. Brown, L. (9/10/2015) "Bipartisan Resolution Introduced: Persecution of Mideast Christians is ‘Genocide’"

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