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Dianne Feinstein's Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (CA) - Sr, Democratic

Contact Information

880 Front Street
Suite 4236
San Diego, CA 92101

One Post Street
Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104

2500 Tulare Street
Suite 4290
Fresno, CA 93721

11111 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025

331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Dianne Feinstein




Husband: Richard; 1 Child: Katherine; 3 Stepchildren

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

San Francisco, CA

Home City:

San Francisco, CA



BA, History, Stanford University, 1955

Senator, United States Senate, California, 1992-present

Candidate, United States Senate, California, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, 2018

Candidate, Governor of California, 1990

Mayor, City of San Francisco, 1978-1988

Member, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors, 1969-1978

President, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors, 1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1978

Co-Chair, Anti-Methamphetamine Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Dairy Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional Former Mayors Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Senate Cancer Coalition, present

Chair, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, present

Co-Chair, Senate Women's Caucus on Burma, present

Former Member, Congressional Baltic Congress

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Study Group on Japan

Former Member, Democratic Policy Committee

Former Chair, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Former Co-Chair, National Dialogue on Cancer Policy Committee

Former Chair, Rules and Administration Committee, United States Senate

Former Chair, Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate

Former Co-Chair, Western Senate Coalition

Former Co-Chair, Women's Council, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Former Intern, Coro Foundation

Director, Bank of California, 1988-1989

Member, Aspen Strategy Group, 1997-present

Former Vice Chair, C-Change: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer

Former Member, Inter-American Dialogue

Former Member, Senate Centrist Coalition

Member, Biderberg Foreign Policy Conference, 1991

Member, Japan Society of Northern California, 1988-1989

Co-Chair, Permanent Fund, San Francisco Education Fund, 1988-1989

Member, Trilateral Commission, 1988

Chair, San Francisco Advisory Committee for Adult Detention, 1966-1968

Member, California Women's Board of Terms and Parole, 1960-1966

Astrological Sign:



William Penn Mott Jr. Park Leadership Award, March 2006

The Pat Brown Legacy Award, The Edmund G. 'Pat' Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State LA, April 2004

Congressional Leader of the Year Award, League of California Cities, May 2006

Special Recognition Award, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, September 2000

Legislator of the Year Award, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association, 2007

Legislator of the Year Award, California School Resource Officers' Association, June 2004

Lifetime of Idealism Award, City Year, June 2004

Funding Hero Award, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, October 2004

Spirit of Enterprise Award , U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 2002

Dr. Nathan Davis Award, American Medical Association, February 2002

Torch of Liberty Award, Anti-Defamation League, March 2002

Winning Spirit Award for Leadership, Women's Information Network Against Breast Cancer, March 2000

National Distinguished Advocacy Award., American Cancer Society, September 2004

Crystal Eagle Award, Coro Foundation, April 12, 2003

Outstanding International Public Service Award, World Affairs Council, 2012

Julian C. Dixon Award, Mobility 21 Coalition, August 2004

Western States Service Award, Western States Policy Council, February 2002

Friend of the Watershed Award, Ventura County Association of Water Agencies, November 2004

Charles Dick Medal of Merit, California National Guard, October 2007

Women of Achievement Award, Century City Chamber of Commerce, October 2004

Soaring Eagle Award, California Public Employee Retirement System, December 2001

Leadership Award for the Fight Against Cancer, National Asian Women's Health Organization, April 2000

Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, October 2001

Grammy on the Hill Award, Recording Academy, September 2006

Outstanding Member of the U.S. Senate Award, National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition, February 2005

Water Drop Award, San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, 2002

Community Health Centers Leadership Award, Alta Med Health Services Corporation, April 2004

Top 5 Centrists, Congressional Quarterly's Top 50 Members of Congress, 2000

Public Service Award, American Society of Hematology, December 2003

Father's Name:

Leon Goldman

Father's Occupation:


Priority Issues:

Social Security

Assault Weapons

Nuclear Weapons

Foreign Policy


Stem Cell Research


"Dianne Feinstein," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Feinstein, Dianne, et al., Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.