|United States Senator|
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Charles Mathias|
|Succeeded by||Chris Van Hollen|
|Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee|
December 17, 2012 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Daniel Inouye|
|Succeeded by||Thad Cochran|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Maryland's 3rd district
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Paul Sarbanes|
|Succeeded by||Ben Cardin|
Barbara Ann Mikulski
July 20, 1936
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Alma mater||Mount Saint Agnes College|
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is an American politician. In January 2007, she became the senior United States Senator from Maryland. She is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. Mikulski was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986. She was elected to the Senate in 1986. Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.
On March 2, 2015, Mikulski announced she will be retiring in 2017.
Mikulski was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
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