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Olympia Snowe

Personal data
Date of birthFebruary 21, 1947(age 69)
Place of birthAugusta, Maine
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(1) Peter Snowe (deceased)
(2) John R. McKernan, Jr.
ResidenceFalmouth, Maine
Alma materUniversity of Maine (B.A.)
ReligionEastern Orthodox Christian
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1995
Serving with Susan Collins
Preceded byGeorge J. Mitchell
First Lady of Maine
In officeFebruary 24, 1989 - January 9, 1995
Succeeded byMary King
Preceded byConstance Brennan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's 2nd district
In officeJanuary 3, 1979 - January 3, 1995
Succeeded byJohn Baldacci
Preceded byWilliam Cohen
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
In officeJanuary 3, 2003 - January 3, 2007
Succeeded byJohn Kerry
Preceded byJohn Kerry

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Olympia Jean Snowe (born February 21, 1947), née Bouchles, is the senior United States Senator from Maine and a member of the Republican Party. Snowe has become widely known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes, including whether to end filibusters. She and her fellow Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, are regarded as moderates within their party. In 2006, she was named one of America's Top Ten Senators by Time Magazine.

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