16 Facts About Dianne Feinstein


Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein is the senior United States Senator from California.

California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.

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A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992.

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She also served as the 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

The Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco is the head of the executive branch of the San Francisco city and county government.

In many countries, a mayor is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.

San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.


Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University in 1955 with a B.A. in history.

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco.

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.


In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is the legislative body within the government of the City and County of San Francisco, California, United States.


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.

Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.


Feinstein succeeded Moscone as mayor.


During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she led renovation of the city's cable car system and oversaw the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

The 1984 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from July 16 to July 19, 1984, to select candidates for the 1984 United States presidential election.

The Democratic National Convention is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party.


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 has been re-elected four times since then and in the 2012 election, she claimed the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 7.75 million votes.


Feinstein was the author of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004.

The Federal Assault Weapons Ban — officially, the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act — is a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a United States federal law that included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms it defined as assault weapons, as well as certain ammunition magazines it defined as "large capacity."


In 2013 she introduced a new assault weapons bill, which failed to pass.


Feinstein is the first and only woman to have chaired the Senate Rules Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence from 2009 to 2015, when the Democrats lost control of the Senate.


She is the only woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.


At the age of 84, Feinstein is the oldest currently serving United States Senator.

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