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Dianne Feinstein

Personal data
Date of birthJune 22, 1933(age 82)
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseJudge Jack Berman (div.)
Bertram Feinstein (deceased)
Richard C. Blum (1980 - )
ChildrenKatherine Feinstein Mariano
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
Alma materStanford University (B.A.)
OccupationUnited States Senator
Assumed officeNovember 10, 1992
Serving with Barbara Boxer
Preceded byJohn F. Seymour
Chairwoman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Assumed officeJanuary 6, 2009
Preceded byJohn D. Rockefeller IV
Chairwoman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2009
Preceded byJoe Biden
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
In officeJanuary 4, 2007 - January 3, 2009
Succeeded byChuck Schumer
Preceded byTrent Lott
38th Mayor of San Francisco
In officeDecember 4, 1978 - January 8, 1988
Succeeded byArt Agnos
Preceded byGeorge Moscone
Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
In office1970 - 1978

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Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (c-eniconˈfaɪnstaɪn; born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein, who was the first to discover the shootings, succeeded Moscone as mayor. During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she took a politically moderate stance, leading a revamp of the city's cable car system and overseeing the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein formerly chaired the Senate Rules Committee (2007 � 2009) and has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009. She is also the first woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.

She is currently twenty-second in seniority in the United States Senate.

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