Dianne Feinstein is one of America’s finest politicians who herself has contributed to the advancement of the system of governance in her home country through her service as a United States Senator from California. Previously, she held a variety of laudable positions in public office, including Mayor of San Francisco as a member of the Democratic Party (1978 to 1988) and the only female politician to head the Senate Rules Committee from 2007 to 2009. She also holds the polling record of 7.75 million votes, making her the most popular elected candidate in the history of U.S. Senate elections. Here are more interesting facts about the versed politician.
Who is Dianne Feinstein, how old is she?
Dianne Feinstein was born, Dianne Emiel Goldman to her father; Leon Goldman, surgeon and his mother; Betty (a former model) on June 22, 1933,in San Francisco, United States of America. As a teenager, she attended Convent of Sacred Heart High School located in San Francisco, where she graduated in 1951. Dianne was later admitted to Stanford University to study arts and history. she graduated after meeting the school requirements.
Before having political ambitions, she worked with the “Coro Foundation” in California and was also chosen by the former Governor of California to sit on the “California Women’s Word Board”. Dianne Feinstein became a member of those elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969, a position she held for nine years. During this period, she unsuccessfully attempted to run for mayor of San Fransico twice in a row. She was first defeated by Joseph Alito in 1971, then by John Barbagelata in 1975.
Due to Feinstein’s decision to run for mayor and her stance on many political issues, she became a target for assassination in the 1970s. First, it was a bomb planted on her windowsill which fortunately did not explode. The second was an attack on her beach house where the windows of the house were shot in hopes of hitting her there, but luckily for her she wasn’t there at the time.
His chance to become mayor came on December 4, 1978 after the death of Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Moscone. She did so by serving out the remainder of her term as mayor. But she was elected to the position after her great performance, including the $60 million relocation of cable car systems in San Francisco, which led to Feinstein’s re-election to a second term. She was therefore mayor from 1978 to 1988 (10 years).
In 1990, the former mayor swept into office in a gubernatorial race to become Governor of California, but lost to then-Republican Senator Pete Wilson, who left his senatorship for governor. Two years later, Dianne Feinstein became the second Californian woman to be elected to the United States Senate in 1992.
She became the longest serving senator in the United States, as well as the longest serving senator since 2017. Dianne has also officially declared her interest in re-election to her seat as a senator in 2018.
His net worth
Dianne Feinstein is a financially successful public servant whose many years in political office have made her a force to be reckoned with on the government stage. No doubt she has also managed to amass a considerable amount of earnings over the years through her earnings and investments. She was therefore ranked in 2003 as the fifth richest senator, with a net worth of more than $26 million. By 2018, her net worth had increased significantly to $94 million, making her the second-richest serving senator in the United States.
Personal life – husband or partner
During her personal life, DianneFeinstein has been married to three different men. Her first marriage was in 1956 and it was to Jack Berman (who died in 2002). At the time of their marriage, Jack was employed at the district attorney’s office in San Fransico. They welcomed their first and only daughter together in 1957 and named her Katherine Feinstein Mariano (President of the San Francisco Superior Court for twelve years). In 1960, Dianne and her husband filed for divorce just after three years together.
Moving on to divorce, Dianne began dating Bertram Feinstein (neurosurgeon) shortly after venturing into politics. The couple became attached in 1962, but tragedy struck when Bertram was diagnosed with cancer. He lost the battle and died in 1978.
Shortly after the death of her second husband, Dianne met the investment banker, Richard .C. Blum and in 1980 they walked down the aisle to become a married couple. The two have since been married.