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Jamie Raskin Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Family

Jamie Raskin Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth December 13, 1962
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Gray

Jamie Raskin is an American attorney, law professor, and politician who started serving as the U.S. representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district in 2017. Also, he served as the lead impeachment manager (prosecutor) for the second impeachment of President Donald Trump following the attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021.

Born Name

Jamie Raskin

Other Name

Jamin Ben Raskin

Jamie Raskin as seen while smiling in an official portrait in 2019
Jamie Raskin as seen while smiling in an official portrait in 2019 (U.S House of Representatives Photographer / Twitter / Public Domain)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Washington, D.C., United States


Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States





Jamie Raskin studied at Georgetown Day School and graduated at the age of 16 in 1979. He then attended Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government with a concentration in political theory.

Afterward, he earned a J.D. degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1987.


Attorney, Law Professor, Politician


  • Father – Marcus Goodman Raskin (April 30, 1934 – December 24, 2017) (Progressive Social Critic, Political Activist, Author, Philosopher, Former staff aide to President John F. Kennedy on the National Security Council, Served as a professor of public policy at The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration, Co-founder of the progressive think tank the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC)
  • Mother – Barbara Raskin (1936–1999) (Journalist, Novelist)
  • Siblings – Erika Raskin Littlewood (Sister), Noah Raskin (Brother)
  • Others – Benjamin Samuel Raskin (Paternal Grandfather) (Owned a plumbing store in Milwaukee and worked as a master plumbing contractor), Anna Chane Goodman (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel H. Bellman (Maternal Grandfather), Sallie Sophia Finkelstein (Maternal Grandmother), Anatole Shub (Ex-Stepfather; May 19, 1928 – July 2, 2006) (Author, Journalist, Researcher, Editor, News Director, Russian Public Opinion Analyst), Herbert Bloom (Father-In-Law), Arlene (née Perlis) (Mother-In-Law)



Jamie Raskin as seen while campaigning with Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2016
Jamie Raskin as seen while campaigning with Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2016 (Edward Kimmel / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)


5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jamie Raskin has dated –

  1. Sarah Bloom Raskin (1990-Present) – He married attorney and financial markets policymaker Sarah Bloom Raskin in the year 1990 and they had 3 children – two daughters named Hannah and Tabitha and a son named Thomas (Tommy). Thomas was a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School, a graduate of Amherst College, and a second-year student at Harvard Law School when he committed suicide at the age of 25 in December 2020, after a prolonged battle with depression. In a farewell note, Thomas said, “Please forgive me. My illness won today. Look after each other, the animals and the global poor. All my love, Tommy.”

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Receding hairline

Jamie Raskin as seen while speaking at the 2020 AFGE Legislative Conference
Jamie Raskin as seen while speaking at the 2020 AFGE Legislative Conference (AFGE / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Jamie Raskin Facts

  1. His parents divorced in 1980.
  2. He has served as a constitutional law professor at the American University Washington College of Law.
  3. Jamie Raskin served as general counsel for Jesse Jackson’s National Rainbow Coalition from 1989 to 1990.
  4. He was elected as a Maryland state senator for District 20 in 2006.
  5. He started following vegetarianism in 2009.
  6. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2010 and subsequently received six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy as well as surgery to remove part of his colon, followed by more chemotherapy through early 2011.
  7. Alongside Jared Huffman, Jerry McNerney, and Dan Kildee, Jamie Raskin launched the Congressional Freethought Caucus in April 2018 and the organization’s stated goals include “pushing public policy formed on the basis of reason, science, and moral values”, promoting the “separation of church and state”, and opposing discrimination against “atheists, agnostics, humanists, seekers, religious, and nonreligious persons”.
  8. He voted in favor of the Equality Act in 2019 and has supported banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  9. It was announced in December 2022 that Jamie Raskin had been diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and he stated that he would undergo chemoimmunotherapy. He completed the procedure in April 2023.
  10. He voted against H.Con.Res. 21, which directed President Joe Biden to remove U.S. troops from Syria within 180 days, in 2023.

Featured Image by U.S House of Representatives Photographer / Twitter / Public Domain

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