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Dianne FEINSTEIN

(1933- )
Senate Years of Service:
1992-
Party:
Democrat

FEINSTEIN, Dianne, a Senator from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., June 22, 1933; attended the San Francisco public schools and graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School 1951; graduated, Stanford University 1955; member, California Women’s Board of Terms and Parole 1960-1966; member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1970-1978, serving as president 1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1978; mayor of San Francisco 1978-1988; director, Bank of California 1988-1989; co-chair, San Francisco Education Fund’s Permanent Fund 1988-1989; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of California 1990; elected in a special election on November 3, 1992, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the term left vacant by the resignation of Pete Wilson; took office on November 4, 1992, and took the oath of office on November 10, 1992; reelected in 1994, 2000, and again in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013; chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Tenth Congress), Select Committee on Intellegence (One Hundred Eleventh and One Hundred Twelfth Congresses).

Bibliography

”Dianne Feinstein,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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