Dianne Feinstein, the Longest-Serving Female Senator in US History, Dies at 90.
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein of California died on September 29, 2023 at the age of 90. She was the longest-serving female senator in US history and the oldest member of the Senate at the time of her death.
Feinstein was born in San Francisco, California in 1933. She began her political career in the 1960s, serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and as mayor of San Francisco. In 1992, she was elected to the US Senate, where she served for 30 years.
Feinstein was a moderate Democrat who was known for her ability to work with both Democrats and Republicans. She was a strong advocate for gun control, environmental protection, and women’s rights. She was also a leading voice on foreign policy, serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Feinstein’s death was a major loss for California and for the US Senate. She was a respected and admired leader who dedicated her life to public service.
Tributes to Dianne Feinstein
President Joe Biden issued a statement following Feinstein’s death, saying that she was a “giant in the Senate” and a “true champion for the people of California.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that Feinstein was “one of the most consequential senators in history.” He praised her for her work on gun control, environmental protection, and women’s rights.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called Feinstein a “dear friend and colleague.” He said that she was “a dedicated public servant who always put the interests of California and the nation first.”
Legacy of Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein was a trailblazing politician who broke down barriers for women in politics. She was a respected and admired leader who dedicated her life to public service.
Feinstein’s legacy will include her work on gun control, environmental protection, women’s rights, and foreign policy. She was a voice for reason and moderation in the US Senate, and she will be deeply missed.