Barbara Lee Husband: Meet Rev. Dr. Clyde Oden Jr.


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Barbara Jean Lee, esteemed U.S. representative from California, not only serves her constituents with dedication and passion but also finds strength and support in her loving partnership with Rev. Dr. Clyde Oden Jr.


Their union, a testament to shared values and mutual respect, embodies a commitment to both public service and personal fulfillment.

Lee and Oden Jr. exchanged vows on New Year’s Eve in 2019, uniting in matrimony amidst the warmth of family and friends.

Their marriage marked a new chapter in both their lives, a journey of companionship and shared purpose. Residing together in Oakland, they have built a life filled with love, support, and shared aspirations.

Rev. Dr. Clyde Oden Jr. brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their partnership.


With a doctorate in optometry from the College of California at Berkeley, as well as graduate degrees in general wellbeing and divine nature from prestigious institutions, Oden Jr. is a scholar and a leader in his field.

His academic achievements are complemented by a strong commitment to community health and wellness.

Since June 2021, Oden Jr. has served as the assistant director for Alameda County Care Union, where he oversees a high-level illness program focused on treating adult African Americans.

His dedication to improving healthcare access and outcomes for marginalized communities reflects a shared commitment to social justice and equity—a cornerstone of both Lee’s political career and their shared values as a couple.




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