Dianne Feinstein

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Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2.jpg
United States Senator
from California
Assumed office
November 4, 1992
Serving with Kamala Harris
Preceded by John F. Seymour
38th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
December 4, 1988 – January 7, 1988
Preceded by George Moscone
Succeeded by Art Agnos
Personal details
Born June 22, 1933 (1933-06-22) (age 84)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Religion Judaism[1][2]

Dianne Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, (born June 22, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from California. She is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party and has been in Senate since November 4, 1992. She was also the 38th Mayor in San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

She is the first woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.[3][4]

Early life[change | change source]

She was born in San Francisco, California. Feinstein is of Polish-German-Russian-Jewish descent.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)". rollcall.com. March 24, 2013. 
  2. Carolyn Lochhead (October 22, 2012). "Dianne Feinstein: 4 decades of influence". sfgate.com. 
  3. "Feinstein plays key role". San Diego Union-Tribune. Copley News Service. January 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  4. Associated Press and Agence France-Presse (January 21, 2009). "Millions witness moment". The Straits Times. (Singapore). Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  5. Great Jewish Women. Robert and Elinor Slater. Jonathan David Publishers - Middle Village, New York. 2004