Bruce Mann is the proud husband of Massachusetts Senator, former teacher & law professor, Elizabeth Warren.
Bruce’s wife has served as the Bay State’s Senior Senator since 2013. Last month she officially announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential campaign.
Elizabeth Ann Warren was born June 22, 1949; the Oklahoma native had a rough childhood after her parents experienced financial difficulties. Her three older brothers served in the military.
Since her family didn’t have money to pay for her studies she earned a debate scholarship but dropped out to start a family. She then began teaching kids with special needs. While pregnant with her second child she graduated from a public law school.
Elizabeth was a law professor for more than 30 years at Rutgers University, the University of Houston, University of Texas-Austin, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.
Her husband, Bruce Mann –who is actually her second husband –is also a Harvard professor, in fact, he is the Carl F. Schipper, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a legal historian.
He was born Bruce Hartling Mann in 1950; in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Though he keeps a relatively low profile, Mann is regularly seen with her for campaign events and, of course, big moments like her Senate swearing-in.
Bruce did his undergraduate study at Brown and received his law degree and Ph.D. in history from Yale.
Bruce Mann has taught American legal history, property, and trusts and estates law at Harvard since 2006. He’s also won awards for his latest book Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence—which covers debt in America in the 18th century.
The two have been married since 1980 –after meeting at a law conference in Florida. At the time, Elizabeth had divorced first husband, Jim Warren –with whom she had two children, Amelia and Alexander.