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Blanche Lincoln

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 30, 1960(age 56)
Place of birthHelena, Arkansas
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseDr. Steve Lincoln
ResidenceLittle Rock, Arkansas
Alma materRandolph-Macon Woman's College (B.S.)
ProfessionPolitician
ReligionEpiscopalian
In officeJanuary 3, 1999 - January 3, 2011
Succeeded byJohn Boozman
Preceded byDale Bumpers
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
In officeSeptember 9, 2009 - January 5, 2011
Succeeded byDebbie Stabenow
Preceded byTom Harkin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 1993 - January 3, 1997
Succeeded byMarion Berry
Preceded byWilliam Alexander, Jr.

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Blanche Meyers Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a former U.S. Senator from Arkansas and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1998, she was the first woman elected to the Senate from Arkansas since Hattie Caraway in 1932 and, at age 38, was the youngest woman ever elected to the Senate. She previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing from 1993 to 1997.

Lincoln was the first woman and the first Arkansan to serve as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She also served as the Chair of Rural Outreach for the Senate Democratic Caucus. In 2010 she ran for a third term, but lost by a 58%-37% margin to Rep. John Boozman, whose brother, Fay Boozman, she defeated in Arkansas's 1998 Senate election.


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