Maggie Hassan

American politician (born 1958)

Margaret "Maggie" Hassan (before that: Margaret Wood; born February 27, 1958) is an American politician from New Hampshire. She is the U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. She previously operated as the 81st governor of New Hampshire from 2013 to 2017.[1] She was elected governor in November 2012 and reelected in November 2014.

Maggie Hassan
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Serving with Jeanne Shaheen
Preceded byKelly Ayotte
81st Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 2, 2017
Preceded byJohn Lynch
Succeeded byChuck Morse (Acting)
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
December 1, 2008 – December 1, 2010
Preceded byRussell Prescott
Succeeded byRussell Prescott
Majority Leader of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
January 3, 2005 – December 1, 2010
Preceded byJoseph Foster
Succeeded byJeb Bradley
Personal details
Margaret Wood

(1958-02-27) February 27, 1958 (age 66)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Thomas Hassan
Alma materBrown University
Northeastern University

In 2016, she ran for the U.S. Senate and unseated Kelly Ayotte, the Republican incumbent in New Hampshire.[2] She narrowly won the election by less than 720 votes.

Hassan was born in Boston, Massachusetts.


  1. "Maggie Hassan Biography". The New Hampshire Government Web. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  2. "Hassan Tops Havenstein To Win 2nd Term As NH Governor". CBS News. November 5, 2014.