Marianne Williamson was born on July 8, 1952 in Houston, Texas. In 1971, she went on to attend but not graduate from Pomona College. A few years after leaving Pomona, Williamson became a spiritual lecturer and advisor. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, an organization that provides meal to those suffering from illness. In 1992, Williamson wrote her first book, A Return To Love. The book became a New York Times bestseller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has since published 12 other books and has become a well-known lecturer. In 2014, she launched a failed bid for the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s Thirty-Third Congressional District as an independent. Williamson lives in California and has an adult daughter from her previous marriage.
Marianne Williamson announced on November 15, 2018 that she was forming an exploratory committee and then formally declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on January 28, 2019.
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