26 Facts About Ann Lewis


Ann C Frank Lewis was born on December 19,1937 and is a leading American Democratic Party strategist and communicator.


Ann Lewis is currently the co-chair of the Democratic Majority for Israel.


Ann Lewis was born to a Jewish family in 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Ann Lewis is the older sister of former United States Congressman Barney Frank.


Ann Lewis attended Radcliffe College, the former women's college within Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but did not graduate.


From 1994 to 1995, Lewis was the vice president for public policy at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she was responsible for policy, legal and communications initiatives.


Ann Lewis has served as the national director of Americans for Democratic Action, as the political director for the Democratic National Committee, and as chief of staff to then Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski.


Ann Lewis served as political director of the Democratic National Committee from 1981 to 1985.


Ann Lewis was director of communications and deputy campaign manager for the Clinton-Gore Reelection Campaign in 1995 to 1996.


From 1997 to 2000, Ann Lewis served as director of communications and counselor to President Bill Clinton in the White House.


Ann Lewis served as senior advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2000 campaign for US Senate.


Ann Lewis served as director of communications for HillPAC and Friends of Hillary 2005 to 2007.


Ann Lewis served as national chair of the DNC Women's Vote Center, where she led the Democratic Party's major initiative to reach, engage, and mobilize women voters from 2003 to 2004.


Ann Lewis is currently serving as president of the JAC Education Foundation.


In 2001, Lewis was the Richman Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, teaching a course on the Presidency entitled "The West Wing and The Real World" and a Public Policy Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Pennsylvania.


Ann Lewis was appointed by President Clinton as co-chair of the President's Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History, and she was appointed by the President and Senator Daschle to the Women's Progress Commission, established by Congress to report on women's historical sites.


Ann Lewis chaired the US Government Working Group for the Women 2000: Beijing Plus Five Special Session of the General Assembly.


Ann Lewis was a board member of the Jewish Women's Archive.


Ann Lewis participated in the 1971 founding meeting of the National Women's Political Caucus in Houston, Texas and was chosen to serve on its operating committee.


Ann Lewis was a supporter of Ready for Hillary, a national grassroots political action committee that organized grassroots support ahead of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.


Ann Lewis is a member of the national advisory board for Emerge America.


Ann Lewis is the author of "The West Wing: An Insider's View" in the Spring 2001 edition of Television Quarterly, the journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and other articles about American politics.


Ann Lewis served on the advisory committee for the book Jews and American Politics, published in the fall of 2001, and is a member of the board of the Jewish Women's Archive.


Ann Lewis was a member of the US delegations to the Vital Voices "Dawn of a New Millennium" Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland and to the European Preparatory session for the Beijing Plus Five Session in Geneva; led workshops in South Africa in preparation for the first-ever democratic elections in that country, and has participated in training seminars for political leaders in Eastern Europe.


In 2002, Ann Lewis was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the script America: A Tribute to Heroes, broadcast on all networks following the September 11 attacks.


In June 2009, Ann Lewis was honored with the inaugural National Jewish Democratic Council's Belle Moskowitz Award in Washington, DC President Bill Clinton was the special guest.