Mary Landrieu

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Mary Landrieu
Mary Landrieu Senate portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byJ. Bennett Johnston
Succeeded byBill Cassidy
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business
In office
January 3, 2009 – February 12, 2014
Preceded byJohn Kerry
Succeeded byMaria Cantwell
Louisiana State Treasurer
In office
January 1, 1988 – January 8, 1996
GovernorBuddy Roemer
Edwin Edwards
Preceded byMary Evelyn Parker
Succeeded byKen Duncan
Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1980–1988
Personal details
Born
Mary Loretta Landrieu

(1955-11-23) November 23, 1955 (age 63)
Arlington, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Frank Snellings
ChildrenConnor Snellings
Mary Shannon Snellings
ResidenceNew Orleans, Louisiana
Alma materLouisiana State University (B.A.)
Occupationreal estate agent
Signature
Websitelandrieu.senate.gov

Mary Loretta Landrieu (/ˈlændr/ LAN-drew;[1] born November 23, 1955) is an American politician. She served as a U.S. Senator of Louisiana from 1997 to 2015. Landrieu is a member of the United States Democratic Party. She was raised in New Orleans. Her brother Mitch Landrieu is the current Mayor of New Orleans. Her father Moon Landrieu also served as Mayor of New Orleans. She is considered a conservative Democrat, often opposed to the views of many others within her party. She lost re-election in 2014 to Republican U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy.

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