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Barbara Mikulski
Barbara Mikulski official portrait c. 2011.jpg
United States Senator
from Maryland
Assumed office
January 3, 1987
Serving with Ben Cardin
Preceded by Charles Mathias
Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
In office
December 17, 2012 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Daniel Inouye
Succeeded by Thad Cochran
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by Paul Sarbanes
Succeeded by Ben Cardin
Personal details
Born
Barbara Ann Mikulski

July 20, 1936 (1936-07-20) (age 83)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater Mount Saint Agnes College
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Signature
Website Senate website

Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is an American politician. In January 2007, she became the senior United States Senator from Maryland. She is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. Mikulski was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986. She was elected to the Senate in 1986. Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.

On March 2, 2015, Mikulski announced she will be retiring in 2017.

Mikulski was born in Baltimore, Maryland.

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