|United States Senator
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2013
|Preceded by||George J. Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||Angus King|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship|
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||John Kerry|
|Succeeded by||John Kerry|
|First Lady of Maine|
February 24, 1989 – January 8, 1995
|Preceded by||Constance Brennan|
|Succeeded by||Mary Herman|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 2nd district
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||William Cohen|
|Succeeded by||John Baldacci|
|Maine House of Representatives|
|Born||Olympia Jean Bouchles
February 21, 1947
|Spouse(s)||(1) Peter Snowe (deceased)
(2) John R. McKernan, Jr.
|Alma mater||University of Maine (B.A.)|
|Religion||Eastern Orthodox Christian|
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. She was succeeded by Former Independent Governor of Maine Angus King.
References[change | change source]
- Kane, Paul; Cillizza, Chris (29 February 2012). "Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) says she’ll retire, citing partisanship in Congress". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sen-olympia-snowe-a-maine-moderate-wont-seek-another-term/2012/02/28/gIQAnvOAhR_story.html. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Olympia Snowe.|
- U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe official U.S. Senate site
- Olympia Snowe for Senate official campaign site
- Profile at SourceWatch
- U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe video clips from the Senate Republican Conference[dead link].
- U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe audio clips from the Senate Republican Conference[dead link]
- "The Anguished Moderate," The Washington Post, July 15, 2007.