Nancy Kassebaum

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Nancy Kassebaum
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Chair of the Senate Labor Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byTed Kennedy
Succeeded byJim Jeffords
United States Senator
from Kansas
In office
December 23, 1978 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byJames Pearson
Succeeded byPat Roberts
Personal details
Born
Nancy Landon

(1932-07-29) July 29, 1932 (age 86)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Philip Kassebaum (m. 1956–1979)

Howard Baker
(m. 1996; died 2014)
ChildrenBill
Richard
EducationUniversity of Kansas (BA)
University of Michigan (MA)

Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (born July 29, 1932) is an American politician. She represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1978 to 1997. She is the daughter of Alf Landon, who was Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937 and the 1936 Republican nominee for president.

Kassebaum was married to former Senator and diplomat Howard Baker. She was the first woman ever elected to a full term in the Senate without her husband having previously served in Congress.[1]

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