Claire McCaskill

Born:July 24, 1953 (age 70)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2007-2019
State auditor of Missouri, 1999-2007
Missouri House of Representatives, 1982-1988
Education:B.A. and J.D., University of Missouri

Claire McCaskill served as a U.S. senator for Missouri from 2007-2019, the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri.

McCaskill was born July 24, 1953, in Rolla, Missouri. Her father, Bill McCaskill, served as Missouri state insurance commissioner and her mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, served on the Columbia City Council. McCaskill attended the University of Missouri, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1975 and Juris Doctorate in 1978.

Following college, worked as a prosecutor. In 1982, she assumed office as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, serving until 1988. She was the first Missouri state legislator to have a baby while in office. In 1993, McCaskill became the first female prosecutor for Jackson County, the state's largest prosecutor's office. From 1999-2006, she served as the state auditor of Missouri. In 2004, she lost a bid to become the state's governor.

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