Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker
29. juli 1932 (82 år)
Topeka, Kansas, USA
|Ektefelle||Philip Kassebaum (1956–1979; skilt)
Howard Baker (1996-)
|Parti||Det republikanske parti|
|United States Senator for Kansas|
|23. desember 1978–3. januar 1997|
|Forgjenger||James B. Pearson|
Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (født 29. juli 1932 i Topeka i Kansas) representerte den amerikanske delstaten Kansas i United States Senate fra 1978 til 1997. Hun er datter av Alf Landon, som var Guvernør av Kansas fra 1933 til 1937 og 1936 Republikansk nominee for president. Hun var den første kvinne som noen gang ble valgt til en full periode i Senatet uten at hennes mann tidligerehadde tjenestegjort i Kongressen.
Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]
- ^ Of the female Senators who preceded Kassebaum: Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA), Rose McConnell Long (D-LA), Dixie Bibb Graves (D-AL), Vera C. Bushfield (R-SD), Eva Bowring (R-NE), Elaine S. Edwards (D-LA), Muriel Humphrey (D-MN), Maryon Pittman Allen (D-AL) were all appointed and were never elected; Gladys Pyle (R-SD) and Hazel Abel (R-NE), were elected, but not to full terms (i.e., to complete terms where the previous senator had died or resigned, not to new six-year terms); Hattie Caraway (D-AR) and Maurine Brown Neuberger (D-OR) were both elected to full six-year terms, but their husbands had held the seat previously. Margaret Chase Smith's (R-ME) husband never served in the Senate, but he did serve in the House. When he died, Margaret won the ensuing election. Of the appointed senators, Long, Bushfield, Humphrey, and Allen were all appointed to fill out part of the terms of their deceased husbands, while Graves and Edwards were appointed by their husbands, the Governor of their states at the time. However, Kassebaum's father means that the first woman to be elected without any family connections was Paula Hawkins (R-FL), elected in 1980.
Kilder[rediger | rediger kilde]
- Congressional Biography
- Kassebaum, Nancy Landon. To Form a More Perfect Union Presidential Studies Quarterly 18 (Spring 1988): 241-49.
- Marshall-White, Eleanor (1991). Catalysts for Change: Interpretive Biographies of Shirley St. Hill Chisholm, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Vantage Press, ISBN 0-533-09130-6