Paul Francis Pelosi Sr: c.1940 in San Francisco, California.
How Paul and Nancy Met:
- Nancy Corinne Pelosi:
- Christine Pelosi: Worked as chief of staff for a Massachusetts congressman.
- Jacqueline Frances Pelosi: Jacqueline married Michael Terence Kenneally in June 1993.
- Paul Francis Pelosi Jr: Paul graduated from Georgetown in 1991. He served on the Commission on the Environment in San Francisco.
Nancy and Paul have several grandchildren.
Occupations and Interests:
Nancy reportedly enjoys dancing, loves Ghiradelli chocolate, New York Times crossword puzzles, and Jeopardy.
Paul: Paul is a successful businessman, banker, and investor. He is president of Financial Leasing Services, a venture-capital company in San Francisco. He acts now and then in community theatre.
Religion:Both Nancy and Paul are Roman Catholics.
Quotes About the Marriage of Paul and Nancy Pelosi:
John Wildermuth, political writer, about their marriage: "From the beginning, the Pelosis have had a bicoastal relationship, with Paul Pelosi living and working in San Francisco and spending about a week or so each month with his wife in Washington."
Paul concerning Nancy's political career: "It wasn't even on the table. It wasn't even part of the discussion. Nothing in her personality – it was never going to happen. Well, we end up in San Francisco. We raise our five children and when the children were in school all day, then she started doing volunteer stuff."
Paul about Nancy: "He says he doesn’t give his wife advice, except for one thing: he picks out her clothes. "Well, she hates to shop," he explains."
Nancy about working with Paul, 1987: "I think one of the reasons why we have a good working relationship is that I try not to make too many demands on Paul's time as far as the political stuff is concerned."
Nancy about not running for public office until her youngest daughter was a senior in high school: “It was important for me to be there for them. I went to Congress in my 40s. I could never have done it earlier. I am in awe of young women today who are balancing very difficult careers and family. When I went to Congress my children were grown. While I was chair of the Democratic party in California, they were in school.”
Nancy about her real goal of becoming a grandmother: "It's great. It's fabulous. It was my goal in life and now I've achieved it. I'm a grandmother."
Nancy's advice to those considering politics as a career: "Devote time to having a balanced life. Because the success of politics can overwhelm you. You cannot have your personal well-being depend on your political success. This is hard. There will be disappointments and you can’t tie everything to it. You must have a sense of self beyond the politics.”
Nancy about raising her family: "To me, the center of my life will always be raising my family. It is the complete joy of my life. To me, working in Congress is a continuation of that."