Olympia Snowe

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Olympia Snowe
United States Senator
from Maine
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by George J. Mitchell
Succeeded by Angus King
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by John Kerry
Succeeded by John Kerry
First Lady of Maine
In office
February 24, 1989 – January 8, 1995
Preceded by Constance Brennan
Succeeded by Mary Herman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by William Cohen
Succeeded by John Baldacci
Maine Senate
In office
1977–1979
Maine House of Representatives
In office
1975–1977
Personal details
Born Olympia Jean Bouchles
February 21, 1947 (1947-02-21) (age 67)
Augusta, Maine
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) (1) Peter Snowe (deceased)
(2) John R. McKernan, Jr.
Residence Falmouth, Maine
Alma mater University of Maine (B.A.)
Occupation Senator
Religion Eastern Orthodox Christian
Signature
Website www.olympiaslist.org

Olympia Jean Snowe (née Bouchles; born February 21, 1947) is an American politician and former United States Senator from Maine. She is a member of the Republican Party.

She was the first woman to serve in both houses of a state legislature and in both houses of the the United States Congress. She was the first woman to be elected Senator in the history of Maine. She is the first Greek woman ever elected to the United States Congress. Senator Snowe is a member of the United States Republican Party. Snowe also served in the United States House of Representatives. She retired in 2013, after deciding not to seek reelection in 2012.[1] She was succeeded by Former Independent Governor of Maine Angus King.

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