Blanche Lambert Lincoln

Born:September 30, 1960 (age 63)
Career:U.S. Senate, 1999-2011
U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-1997
Education:Randolph-Macon Women's College

Blanche Lambert Lincoln served as a U.S. senator for Arkansas from 1999-2011. Lincoln became the second woman from Arkansas and the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States Senate. She was the first woman and the first Arkansan to serve as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Lincoln was born September 30, 1960, in Helena, Arkansas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1982. After college, Lincoln served as a staff assistant for U.S. Representative Bill Alexander, and then worked for lobbying firms as a researcher from 1985-1991.

Lincoln served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-1997. In January 1996, she announced her decision not to seek re-election after learning she was pregnant with twins. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998, serving two terms before losing her re-election bid in 2010. After leaving the Senate, Lincoln took a position as a policy advisor in a Washington, D.C., law firm.

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