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Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein made a career of political firsts, as first female gubernatorial candidate and first female senator for the state of California.
Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein

Jewesses in politics represent!

by  Kate Bigam

This week marks a big one when it comes to major anniversaries of Jewish women in politics.

Tomorrow: Jewesses for the win?

by  Elizabeth Imber

The country is abuzz with anticipation. Tomorrow, on November 2, 2010, citizens will head to the polls and cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Will the Republicans take the House? Will the Democrats keep the Senate? Tomorrow night or in the wee hours of Wednesday, America will know the results (barring any drawn-out polling mishaps or mandated recounts).

Dianne Feinstein's career changed by violence

November 22, 1978

On November 22, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated in City Hall by a former city supervisor, Dan White.

Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer elected to Senate

November 3, 1992

On November 3, 1992, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer were elected to the U.S.

Dianne Feinstein

Political pioneer, tough leader, crime fighter, reformer: These are some of the words that describe Dianne Feinstein, former mayor of San Francisco and United States senator from California since 1992.

The Risk-Takers. The Doers. The Makers of Things.

by  Jordan Namerow

Happy first day of the Obama Administration! It was quite special to watch the inaugural festivities yesterday (via web-streaming) with my co-workers at the Jewish Women's Archive. As cherishers and preservers of history, it was very gratifying to experience the making of history and hear an inaugural address which shared the power that history has -- indeed, "our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness."

Topics: Civil Service
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