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    U.S. Senate: Women Senators Women Senators To date, 58 women have served in the United States Senate, with 24 serving at this time (indicated in bold print below). Visit Women of the Senate to learn more about the impact of women on the Senate. Women in Congress (U.S. House of Representatives)

  2. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), an Asian/Pacific Islander, became the second woman of color to serve in the Senate. The first woman ever to chair a major Senate committee was Kassebaum, who chaired the Senate's Labor and Human Resources Committee in the 104th Congress. Caraway chaired the Senate Committee on Enrolled Bills during the 73rd-78th Congresses.

    • Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) Jan 3, 1959-Jun 28, 2010. 51 years, 5 months, 26 days.
    • Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) Jan 3, 1963-Dec 17, 2012. 49 years, 11 months, 15 days.
    • Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Jan 3, 1975-present. 47 years, 7 month, 22 days.
    • Strom Thurmond (D, R-SC) Dec 14, 1954-Apr 4, 1956. and Nov 7, 1956-Jan 3, 2003. 47 years, 5 months, 8 days.
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  4. Dianne Feinstein is the longest-serving (and first) Jewish-American woman in the Senate. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both inaugurated in 2019, are the first and longest-serving Muslim women in the House (and in Congress). Women of the House of Representatives [ edit] Women of the Senate [ edit] Main article: Women in the United States Senate

    Name (lifespan)
    Party
    District
    Entered The House
    Jeannette Rankin (1880–1973)
    March 4, 1917
    Alice Robertson (1854–1931)
    March 4, 1921
    Mae Nolan (1886–1973)
    January 23, 1923
    Florence Kahn (1866–1948)
    March 4, 1925
    • Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) Oldest Age While Serving: 100 years, 29 days. State: South Carolina. Party: Democratic (before 1964) and Republican (from 1964 – 2003)
    • Theodore F. Green (October 2, 1867 – May 19, 1966) Oldest Age While Serving: 93 years, 3 months, 1 day. State: Rhode Island. Party: Democratic. Years Served: January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1961 (24 years)
    • Robert Byrd (November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) Oldest Age While Serving: 92 years, 7 months, 8 days. State: West Virginia. Party: Democratic. Years Served: January 3, 1959 – June 28, 2010 (51 years, 5 months, 26 days)
    • Carl Hayden (October 2, 1877 – January 25, 1972) Oldest Age While Serving: 91 years, 3 months, 1 day. State: Arizona. Party: Democratic. Years Served: March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1969 (41 years, 9 months, 30 days)
  5. Mitch McConnell is the second Kentuckian to serve as a party leader in the Senate and the longest-serving U.S. senator for Kentucky in history. 6. Bernie Sanders (September 8, 1941 – Present) Current Age (as of April 2022): 80 years, 7 months, 21 days State: Vermont Political Party: Independent, but caucuses with Democrats

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