Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
TAUSCHER, Ellen O'Kane (1951-2019)

TAUSCHER, ELLEN O'KANE, a Representative from California; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., November 15, 1951; B.S., Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., 1974; investment banker, New York Stock Exchange, 1977-1979; founder, Child Care Registry, Inc., 1992; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses until her resignation on June 26, 2009 (January 3, 1997-June 26, 2009); Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U. S. Department of State, 2009-2012; Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense, U. S. Department of State, 2012; died on April 29, 2019, in Stanford, Calif.

California State University, East Bay
University Archives
Hayward, CA
Papers: 1996-2009, 144.45 cubic feet.
The collection documents Ellen O. Tauscher’s tenure as a member of the United States’ House of Representatives. The collection covers her work as a Representative from the 10th Congressional District of California. The current open portion of the collection contains newspaper clippings about Tauscher’s work, various awards and memorabilia, and photographic media. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the Arthur Levitt Papers, 1948-2001, 26 linear feet.
Persons represented include Ellen Tauscher.

  • "Ellen O'Kane Tauscher" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • Tauscher, Ellen O. with Kathleen Candy. The Childcare Sourcebook: The Complete Guide to Finding and Managing Nannies, Au Pairs, Babysitters, Day Care, and After-school Programs. New York: Macmillan, 1996.