Olympia Snowe

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Olympia Snowe
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United States Senator
from Maine
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byGeorge J. Mitchell
Succeeded byAngus King
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byJohn Kerry
Succeeded byJohn Kerry
First Lady of Maine
In office
February 24, 1989 – January 8, 1995
Preceded byConstance Brennan
Succeeded byMary Herman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byWilliam Cohen
Succeeded byJohn Baldacci
Maine Senate
In office
Maine House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Olympia Jean Bouchles

(1947-02-21) February 21, 1947 (age 76)
Augusta, Maine
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)(1) Peter Snowe (deceased)
(2) John R. McKernan, Jr.
ResidenceFalmouth, Maine
Alma materUniversity of Maine (B.A.)

Olympia Jean Snowe (née Bouchles; born February 21, 1947) is an American politician and former United States Senator from Maine. She is a member of the Republican Party.

She was the first woman to serve in both houses of a state legislature and in both houses of the United States Congress. She was the first woman to be elected Senator in the history of Maine. She is the first Greek woman ever elected to the United States Congress. Senator Snowe is a member of the United States Republican Party. Snowe also served in the United States House of Representatives. She retired in 2013, after deciding not to seek reelection in 2012.[1] She was succeeded by Former Independent Governor of Maine Angus King.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kane, Paul; Cillizza, Chris (29 February 2012). "Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) says she'll retire, citing partisanship in Congress". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 March 2012.

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