Senator Dianne Feinstein, aged 90, died on Thursday night (28). The news was confirmed by a family member to The New York Times and communicated to his team this Friday (29).
A historic figure of the Democratic Party, she was mayor of the city of San Francisco, before being elected senator more than 30 years ago.
As a result, Feinstein was the longest serving woman in the US Senate. She continued to work as a senator and was currently the oldest person serving in the upper house of the United States Congress.
Dianne had been facing health problems for some time, but always rejected advice that she should give up her position. Last February, she announced that she would serve his last term until the end.
Over three decades on Capitol Hill, Feinstein stood out for her defense of limitations on the right to bear arms, a controversial topic in the United States. NBC points out that it was one of the main promoters of the arms control law promoted by President Bill Clinton in 2004.
She was California’s first female senator and served many roles as the first woman to head the Judiciary Committee, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Dianne Feinstein was born in San Francisco in 1933 and graduated from Stanford University in 1955.