Dianne Feinstein – Senator, Mayor of San Francisco

     Dianne Feinstein’s career has been a succession of firsts: –the first woman to be President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors –the first woman to be Mayor of San Francisco –the first woman elected Senator from the State of California –the first woman member of the Senate Judiciary Committee –the first woman […]

First Women in the Senate

When people keep telling you, you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try. [Margaret Chase Smith] The First Woman who served in the Senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton in 1922. The governor of the state of Georgia had not supported the Nineteenth Amendment acknowledging the right of women to vote, and the new […]

First Women of San Francisco

Last week my husband and I flew to San Francisco, into that rarefied air that can only be California. Our first stop was San Francisco, or the polyglot that columnist Herb Caen used to call Baghdad by the Bay (back when Baghdad had a romantic aura about it). As we traveled around the city, several […]

Dee Dee Myers – Press Secretary for the President of the United States

          I remember seeing Dee Dee Myers in a documentary-style episode of West Wing, and so I was not surprised to learn that she has said, “Never take it personally—and never lose your sense of humor.”           Dee Dee Myers’ career has melded communications skills with politics. […]