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|Chair of the Senate Labor Committee|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||Ted Kennedy|
|Succeeded by||Jim Jeffords|
|United States Senator
December 23, 1978 – January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||James Pearson|
|Succeeded by||Pat Roberts|
July 29, 1932
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Philip Kassebaum (m. 1956–1979)
(m. 1996; died 2014)
|Education||University of Kansas (BA)
University of Michigan (MA)
Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (born July 29, 1932) is an American politician. She represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1978 to 1997. She is the daughter of Alf Landon, who was Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937 and the 1936 Republican nominee for president.
Kassebaum was married to former Senator and diplomat Howard Baker. She was the first woman ever elected to a full term in the Senate without her husband having previously served in Congress.
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