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Jeanne Shaheen
Jeanne Shaheen, official Senate photo portrait, 2009.jpg
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Serving with Maggie Hassan
Preceded by John Sununu
78th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 9, 1997 – January 9, 2003
Preceded by Steve Merrill
Succeeded by Craig Benson
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 21st district
In office
December 2, 1992 – December 4, 1996
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Katie Wheeler
Personal details
Born
Cynthia Jeanne Bowers

January 28, 1947 (1947-01-28) (age 73)
St. Charles, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bill Shaheen
Children 3
Education Shippensburg University (BA)
University of Mississippi, Oxford (MSS)

Cynthia Jeanne Bowers (also Jeanne Shaheen; born January 28, 1947) is an American politician She is a member of the U.S. Democratic Party.

In 1996, Shaheen became the first woman to be elected Governor of New Hampshire.

In 2008, Shaheen was elected to the United States Senate. Since 2011, she has been the senior senator from New Hampshire.

Shaheen was born in Saint Charles, Missouri.


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