Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator from California

Dianne Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, (born June 22, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from California. She is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party and has been in Senate since November 4, 1992. She was also the 38th Mayor in San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2.jpg
United States Senator
from California
Assumed office
November 4, 1992
Serving with Alex Padilla
Preceded byJohn F. Seymour
38th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
December 4, 1988 – January 7, 1988
Preceded byGeorge Moscone
Succeeded byArt Agnos
Personal details
Born (1933-06-22) June 22, 1933 (age 89)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Jack Berman
(m. 1956; div. 1959)

Bertram Feinstein
(m. 1962; died 1978)

Richard C. Blum
(m. 1980; died 2022)

She is the first woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.[1][2]

Early lifeEdit

She was born in San Francisco, California. Feinstein is of Polish-German-Russian-Jewish descent.[3]


  1. "Feinstein plays key role". San Diego Union-Tribune. Copley News Service. January 21, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  2. Associated Press and Agence France-Presse (January 21, 2009). "Millions witness moment". The Straits Times. (Singapore). Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  3. Great Jewish Women. Robert and Elinor Slater. Jonathan David Publishers - Middle Village, New York. 2004