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Samantha POWER

American Samantha POWER

born Samantha Jane POWER

Irish-American academic, author, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

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Born: on September 21, 1970 in London, England, United Kingdom  (49 years)


Biography

Power was born in London, the daughter of Irish parents Vera Delaney, a field-hockey international and kidney doctor, and Jim Power, a dentist and piano player. Raised in Ireland until she was nine, Power lived in Castleknock and was schooled in Mount Anville Montessori, Goatstown, Dublin, until her mother emigrated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979.

She attended Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was a member of the cross country team and the basketball team. She subsequently received her B.A. degree from Yale University, where she was a member of Aurelian Honor Society, and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. In 1993, at age 23, she became a U.S. citizen. In 2019, she presented the commencement address at Indiana University where she received her honorary doctorate.

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