Jamin Ben Raskin is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district since 2017.
He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Raskin was sworn into his third Term at the start of the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021.
Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin was a three-term State Senator in Maryland, where he also served as the Senate Majority Whip.
Rankin was also a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law for more than 25 years.
He authored several books, including the Washington Post best-seller Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People and the highly-acclaimed We the Students: Supreme Court Cases For and About America’s Students, which has sold more than 50,000 copies.
Jamie Raskin Parents: Meet Marcus G. Raskin And Barbara Bellman Raskin
Jamie Raskin’s parents are Marcus G. Raskin and Barbara Bellman Raskin.
Marcus G. Raskin
Marcus Goodman Raskin was an American progressive social critic, political activist, author, and philosopher.
He was born on April 30, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
Marcus was the second son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Ben Raskin and Anna Goodman Raskin. His parents owned a plumbing store in Milwaukee, where his father worked as a master plumbing contractor.
At the age of 16, Raskin left home to study at New York’s Juilliard School under Rosina Lhévinne and Lee Thompson. He later abandoned a career in piano to study at the University of Chicago.
He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts in 1954 and from the University of Chicago Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1957.
Marcus was the co-founder, with Richard Barnet, of the progressive think tank the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.
He was also a professor of public policy at George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
In 1957, Marcus married author Barbara Bellman. However, they divorced in 1980.
Marcus and Barbara had three children; Erika Raskin Littlewood, Jamie Raskin and Noah Raskin.
Marcus G. Raskin died of heart disease on December 24, 2017, at the age of 83.
Barbara Bellman Raskin
Barbara Raskin was a Washington, DC-based journalist and author of the best-selling 1987 novel Hot Flashes. The novel spent five months on the New York Times bestseller list.
Barbara was born on August 25, 1935, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, United States.
She was the daughter of Samuel H. Bellman and Sally Bellman.
Raskin has several novels to her credit such as Current Affairs, Loose Ends, Out of Order, and The National Anthem, as well as articles for numerous publications, including the Washington Post and the New York Times.
She received a fiction award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Barbara Bellman Raskin died of complications after vascular surgery on July 23, 1999, at the age of 63.