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Blanche Lambert LINCOLN

(1960- )
Senate Years of Service:
1999-2011
Party:
Democrat

LINCOLN, Blanche Lambert, a Representative and Senator from Arkansas; born in Helena, Phillips County, Ark., September 30, 1960; attended public schools; B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College 1982; staff assistant to Representative William V. Alexander, Jr. 1982-1984; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third Congress (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1995) as Blanche Lambert; reelected to the One Hundred Fourth Congress (January 3, 1995-January 3, 1997) as Blanche Lambert Lincoln; was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1998; reelected in 2004, and served from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2011; chair, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One Hundred Eleventh Congress [September 9, 2009-January 3, 2011]); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2010.

Bibliography

”Blanche Lambert Lincoln,” 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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