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Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) speaks at the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on August 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Blanche Meyers Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is the former senior U.S. Senator from Arkansas and is a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1998, she was the first woman elected to the Senate from Arkansas since Hattie Caraway in 1932 and, at age 38, was the youngest woman elected to the Senate. She previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Arkansas's 1st congressional district from 1993 to 1997.

Lincoln is the first woman and the first Arkansan to serve as chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She also serves as the Chair of Rural Outreach for the Senate Democratic Caucus. In 2010 she lost to Rep. John Boozman, in her attempt for a third term.

A seventh-generation Arkansan, Blanche Lambert was born in Helena, Phillips County, to Martha (née Kelly) and Jordan Bennett Lambert. Her father was a rice and cotton farmer. Her older sister, Mary Lambert, is a film director. She received her early education at the local public schools in Helena, and was the student council president at Central High School from 1977 to 1978.

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