Blanche L. Lincoln

Blanche Meyers Lambert Lincoln was born in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, on September 30, 1960.

Lincoln earned her bachelor's degree in biology at Randolph-Macon Woma n's College in Lynchburg, Virginia , in 1982 . She moved to Washington, DC, and became an aid e to Congressman Bill Alexander before joining the law firm Broadhurst , Brook, Mangham, Hardy and Reed . Lincoln then worked for tax attorney Ted Jones and later for t he government-relations firm Pagonis and Donnelly Group .

Lincoln served in the United States Congress from 1992 to 1996 , where she sat on the Energy and Commerce, Natural Resource s , and Agriculture Committees . In 1999 s he beca me the youngest woman ever to serve as a US Senator . Lincoln sat on several Senate committees, including the Committee on Finance , and was the first woman to chair the Committee on Agri culture , Nutrition and Forestry . Since leaving public office in 2011 , Lincoln has be en elected to the board of Entergy Corporation , worked with Senator Bob Dole at Alston and Bird LLP, an d started the Lincoln Policy Group.

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