Barbara Ann Mikulski is an American politician and social worker who served as a United States Senator from Maryland from 1987 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she also served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987. Mikulski is the longest-serving woman in the history of the United States Congress and the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Maryland history. Raised in the Highlandtown neighborhood of East Baltimore, Mikulski attended Mount Saint Agnes College and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Originally a social worker and community organizer, she was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1971 after delivering a highly publicized address on the "ethnic movement" in America. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 1976, and in 1986, she became the first woman elected to the United States Senate from Maryland.
|Born:||Barbara Ann Mikulski, July 20, 1936, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.|
|Education:||Mount Saint Agnes College (BA), University of Maryland, Baltimore (MSW)|
|Preceded by:||Charles Mathias|
|Succeeded by:||Chris Van Hollen|
|Twitter:||Barbara Mikulski's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Barbara Mikulski's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Barbara Mikulski's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Barbara Mikulski's IMDb|
About Barbara Mikulski
Democratic senator from Maryland who took office in 1987 after ten years in the House of Representatives. She is the longest serving woman in Congressional history and she became the Chairman of the important Senate Committee on Appropriations in 2012.
She worked as a social worker Baltimore's Department of Social Services.
At 4'11 she is the shortest person to ever serve in Congress.
She has two sisters and has never been married.
She supported Hilary Rodham Clinton during her candidacy for president.
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