Cory BOOKER

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American politician

AmericanBorn Cory Anthony BOOKER

American politician who is the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Born on April 27, 1969 in Washington, D.C., USA , United States (53 years)

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Booker was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the affluent town of Harrington Park, New Jersey, 20 miles (32 km) north of Newark. His parents, Cary Alfred and Carolyn Rose (née Jordan) Booker, were among the first black executives at IBM. In 2009, he told US News that he was raised in a religious household, and that he and his family attended a small African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Jersey. Booker graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and was named to the USA Today All-USA high school football team in 1986.



Booker went on to Stanford University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 and a Master of Arts in sociology the following year. While at Stanford, Booker played varsity football. He also made the All–Pacific Ten Academic team and was elected senior class president. In addition, he ran The Bridge, a student-run crisis hotline, and organized help from Stanford students for youth in East Palo Alto. After Stanford, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he earned an honors degree in U.S. history in 1994 as a member of The Queen's College.

...   Booker was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the affluent town of Harrington Park, New Jersey, 20 miles (32 km) north of Newark. His parents, Cary Alfred and Carolyn Rose (née Jordan) Booker, were among the first black executives at IBM. In 2009, he told US News that he was raised in a religious household, and that he and his family attended a small African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Jersey. Booker graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and was named to the USA Today All-USA high school football team in 1986.



Booker went on to Stanford University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 and a Master of Arts in sociology the following year. While at Stanford, Booker played varsity football. He also made the All–Pacific Ten Academic team and was elected senior class president. In addition, he ran The Bridge, a student-run crisis hotline, and organized help from Stanford students for youth in East Palo Alto. After Stanford, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford, where he earned an honors degree in U.S. history in 1994 as a member of The Queen's College.



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