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 Alex Padilla
Preceded byJohn F. Seymour
38th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
December 4, 1988 – January 7, 1988
Preceded byGeorge Moscone
Succeeded byArt Agnos
Personal details
Born (1933-06-22) June 22, 1933 (age 89)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Jack Berman
(m. 1956; div. 1959)

Bertram Feinstein
(m. 1962; died 1978)

Richard C. Blum
(m. 1980; died 2022)

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (/ˈfnstn/ FYNE-styne; born Dianne Emiel Goldman; June 22, 1933) is an American politician. She 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.[1][2]

On February 14, 2023, she announced her decision not to run for reelection to a sixth term in 2024.[3]

Early life[change | change source]

She was born in San Francisco, California. Feinstein is of Polish-German-Russian-Jewish descent.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Feinstein plays key role". San Diego Union-Tribune. Copley News Service. January 21, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  2. Associated Press and Agence France-Presse (January 21, 2009). "Millions witness moment". The Straits Times. (Singapore). Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  3. "Feinstein: Will Not Run for Reelection in 2024, Focus on This Congress". United States Senator for California Dianne Feinstein. 2023-02-14. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  4. Great Jewish Women. Robert and Elinor Slater. Jonathan David Publishers - Middle Village, New York. 2004