Feinstein, Dianne

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Feinstein, Dianne Gender: F
Dianne Emiel Goldman
born on 22 June 1933 at 00:44 (= 12:44 AM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°28' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°53 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°08'

Dianne Feinstein


American politician who became Mayor of San Francisco upon the shooting of Mayor Moscone 11/27/1978, and later attained the post of US Senator.

One of three daughters of Leon (the son of Polish Jewish immigrants, a distinguished surgeon and conservative Republican) and Bessie Goldman, she was a Stanford graduate in 1955 in history and political science. Her mother was a beautiful Russian immigrant whose family had fled St. Petersburg during the Revolution and whose chronic brain ailment inflicted a tormented childhood on Dianne and her two younger sisters. Feinstein's political fires were stirred by her Uncle Morris who took the young girl to Board of Supervisor sessions and taught her the finer points of San Francisco politics.

When she entered politics, Feinstein was appointed by Governor Pat Brown as the youngest member of the Women's Parole Board. She then won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors twice. Just an hour before the killings of Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk by former Supervisor, Dan White, on the morning of 11/27/1978, Feinstein told reporters she was ready to "give up" following her term as Supervisor and go on to something else after losing two elections for Mayor, the death of her husband and an illness contracted during a trip to the Himalayas. Feinstein was the first to find Milk's body after hearing the shots and shortly after made the announcement to the press. A week later she was elected by the other supervisors to fill out Moscone's term. She went on to serve two terms as Mayor of San Francisco during which she developed an envied transit system, a strong police force that reduced certain categories of crime and an elaborate anti-AIDS program. Not afraid to take a stand on unpopular issues, she was able to bring warring factions together and achieved what she called "a hands-on administration." A strong but cautious politician, she lost the election as state Governor to Pete Wilson in 1991. In November 1992, she was elected to the Senate with more votes cast for a senator in U.S. history to fill the remaining two years of then-Senator Pete Wilson's term when he resigned to become California's Governor. In 1994, she was elected to her first full six-year term in the Senate where she serves on three Senate Committees: the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over crime legislation and the confirmation of federal judges; the Appropriations Committee, which oversees funding of government agencies and programs; and the Rules and Administration Committee, which regulates Senate procedures and studies campaign finance reform.

She married attorney Jack Berman a year after graduation from Stanford and had a daughter, Katherine, in 1958. She has one granddaughter, Eileen. In 1961 she divorced, and married neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein. Her second husband died of cancer in the spring of 1978, and Feinstein married third husband and fellow trekker, Richard Blum, an investment banker, in 1980.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Harris, Kamala (born 20 October 1964). Notes: both senators for California
  • business associate/partner relationship with Milk, Harvey (born 22 May 1930)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Moscone, George (born 24 November 1929)
  • business associate/partner relationship with White, Dan (born 2 September 1946)


  • Social : End a program of study 1955 (Graduated Stanford)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1958 (Daughter, Katherine)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1961 (First marriage)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1963 (Second marriage, Bertram Feinstein)
  • Death of Mate 1978 (Death of second husband)
  • Work : New Job 27 November 1978 (Mayor of San Francisco)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1980 (Third marriage Richard Blum)
  • Work : Lose social status 1991 (Loss of gubenotorial)
  • Work : Gain social status November 1994 (Elected to six yr.-term as Senator)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, Jack Fertig


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of three girls)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Second husband died of cancer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Mayor, Senator)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women