Dianne Feinstein

United States Senator from 1992 to 2023

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (/ˈfnstn/ FYNE-styne; born Dianne Emiel Goldman; June 22, 1933 – September 29, 2023) was an American politician. She was the senior United States Senator from California. She was a member of the U.S. Democratic Party and was in Senate since November 4, 1992. She was also the 38th Mayor in San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator
from California
In office
November 4, 1992 – September 29, 2023
Preceded byJohn F. Seymour
Succeeded byLaphonza Butler
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
San Francisco, California, U.S.
DiedSeptember 29, 2023(2023-09-29) (aged 90)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Jack Berman
(m. 1956; div. 1959)

Bertram Feinstein
(m. 1962; died 1978)

Richard C. Blum
(m. 1980; died 2022)
Children1

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

On February 14, 2023, she announced her decision not to run for reelection to a sixth term in 2024.[3] Feinstein died on September 29, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 90.[4]

Early life

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She was born in San Francisco, California. Feinstein is of Polish-German-Russian-Jewish descent.[5]

References

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  1. "Feinstein plays key role". San Diego Union-Tribune. Copley News Service. January 21, 2009. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  2. Associated Press and Agence France-Presse (January 21, 2009). "Millions witness moment". The Straits Times. (Singapore). Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  3. "Feinstein: Will Not Run for Reelection in 2024, Focus on This Congress". United States Senator for California Dianne Feinstein. February 14, 2023. Archived from the original on February 14, 2023. Retrieved February 14, 2023.
  4. LeBlanc, Clare Foran (September 29, 2023). "Dianne Feinstein, longest-serving female US senator in history, dies at 90 | CNN Politics". CNN. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  5. Slater, Elinor; Slater, Robert (1994). Great Jewish Women. Jonathan David Publishers. ISBN 978-0-8246-0370-0. Retrieved February 15, 2024.