Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Congressperson

1933 –

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Who is Dianne Feinstein?

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein succeeded Moscone as mayor. During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she led a revamp of the city's cable car system and oversaw the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein has been re-elected four times since then and in the 2012 election, she claimed the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 7.75 million votes.

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Jun 22, 1933
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein
  • Dianne Emiel Goldman
  • Sen Dianne Feinstein
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein
  • Dianne Goldman Feinstein
  • Sen. Feinstein
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Judaism
  • Jewish people
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University
    ( - 1956)
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
Lived in
  • San Francisco

on July 23, 2013


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