Women in the U.S. Senate

Name Party-State Dates served
Rebecca Latimer Felton Dem.-Ga. 1922
Hattie Wyatt Caraway Dem.-Ark. 1931–1945
Rose McConnel Long Dem.-La. 1936–1937
Dixie Bibb Graves Dem.-Ala. 1937–1938
Gladys Pyle Rep.-S.D. 1938–1939
Vera Cahalan Bushfield Rep.-S.D. 1948
Margaret Chase Smith Rep.-Maine 1949–1973
Eva Kelley Bowring Rep.-Nebr. 1954
Hazel Hempel Abel Rep.-Nebr. 1954
Maurine Brown Neuberger Dem.-Ore. 1960–1967
Elaine S. Edwards Dem.-La. 1972
Muriel Humphrey Dem.-Minn. 1978
Maryon Allen Dem.-Ala. 1978
Nancy Landon Kassebaum Rep.-Kans. 1978–1997
Paula Hawkins Rep.-Fla. 1981–1987
Barbara Mikulski Dem.-Md. 1987–
Jocelyn Burdick Dem-N.D. 1992
Dianne Feinstein Dem.-Calif. 1992–
Barbara Boxer Dem.-Calif. 1993–
Carol Moseley-Braun Dem.-Ill. 1993–1999
Patty Murray Dem.-Wash. 1993–
Kay Bailey Hutchison Rep.-Tex. 1993–
Olympia Jean Snowe Rep.-Maine 1995–
Sheila Frahm Rep.-Kans. 1996
Mary Landrieu Dem.-La. 1997–
Susan Collins Rep.-Maine 1997–
Blanche Lincoln Dem.-Ark. 1999–2011
Debbie Stabenow Dem.-Mich. 2001–
Jean Carnahan Dem.-Mo. 2001–2002
Hillary Rodham Clinton 1 Dem.-N.Y. 2001–2009
Maria Cantwell Dem.-Wash. 2001–
Lisa Murkowski Rep.-Alaska 2002–
Elizabeth Dole Rep.-N.C. 2003–2009
Claire McCaskill Dem.-Mo. 2007-
Amy Klobuchar Dem.-Minn. 2007-
Kay Hagan Dem.-N.C. 2009-
Jeanne Shaheen Dem.-N.H. 2009-
Kirsten Gillibrand Dem.-N.Y. 2009-
Kelly Ayotte Rep.-N.H. 2009-

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