Sen. Dianne Feinstein dies at 90: a look back at long career in politics (38 images)
By UPI Staff
Sen. Dianne Feinstein died Friday at age 90. The California Democrat was the oldest sitting senator, first elected to the job in 1992. Her career in public service dates back more than 50 years to her days as a San Francisco County supervisor in 1969 before rising to the San Francisco mayor's office.
President Gerald Ford has the undivided attention of Dianne Feinstein, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, during a World Affairs Council luncheon in San Francisco on September 22, 1975. UPI File Photo
Queen Elizabeth II (R) reaches to shake hands with Richard Blum (L), husband of Feinstein, who was San Francisco mayor (2nd from L) on Elizabeth's arrival in the city on March 2,1983. On the stairs behind the queen is first lady Nancy Reagan. Later that month, Feinstein signed the "Sister Boom Boom Law," which barred San Francisco political candidates from using oddball names in running for public office. Photo by Schmitt/UPI
Running for U.S. Senate in 1992, Feinstein addresses the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee's star-studded fundraiser. The dinner raised $350,000 for the campaigns of all nine U.S. Senate hopefuls -- all women Democrats. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Now a senator, Feinstein asks Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham about the energy crisis facing California during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 13, 2001 in Washington. Photo by Chris Corder/UPI