Former Sen. Snowe to chat with faculty, students

Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, of Maine, will have an informal conversation with Washington University in St. Louis students and faculty at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge on the Danforth Campus.


The event is sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. For more information, visit here.

While in the Senate, Snowe was known for her ability to compromise and for her strong sense of bipartisanship. In 2006, she was named one of “America’s Best Senators” by Time magazine.

With her election in 1994, Snowe became only the second woman senator to represent Maine. In November 2006, she was re-elected to a third six-year term with 74 percent of the vote.

Before her election to the Senate, Snowe represented Maine’s Second District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years.

Snowe is only the fourth woman to be elected to both houses of Congress, and she is the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.

When first elected to Congress in 1978, at age 31, Snowe was the youngest Republican woman, and the first Greek-American woman, ever elected to Congress.

She has won more federal elections in Maine than anyone since World War II.