Elizabeth Alexander (press secretary)

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Elizabeth Alexander
Press Secretary for the Vice President of the United States
Assumed office
January 20, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden
Personal details
Born Elizabeth Evans Alexander
Spouse(s) David Wade
Alma mater Texas A&M University (BA, 2001),
Georgetown Law School (J.D.)

Elizabeth Evans Alexander began working for Joe Biden in 2006, first as Press Secretary[citation needed] and then as Communications Director in his Senate office and for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.[1][2] Previously, Alexander served as Press Secretary for the United Nations Foundation, creating media campaigns to highlight UN causes around the world. During the 2004 general election campaign, she traveled the country as DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe's press secretary.[1] During the 2004 primary campaign, she served as Rep. Dick Gephardt's South Carolina press secretary.[1] Prior, Alexander was Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Communications Director and Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY).[1][3] In May 2011, Vice President Biden announced that Elizabeth Alexander would soon leave his office to practice law.[4]

Alexander is from Cleburne, Texas, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Elizabeth Alexander". whorunsgov.com - Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  2. ^ Rhee, Foon (December 16, 2008). "Another journalist switches sides". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Alexander, Congressional Staffer". Legistorm. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  4. ^ "CHS grad leaving Biden press secretary office to practice law". Retrieved 2013-04-29. 

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