|Dianne Feinstein Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||June 22, 1933|
|Date of Death||September 29, 2023|
Dianne Feinstein was an American politician who was a member of the Democratic Party and served as a United States senator from California from 1992 until her death in 2023. From 1978 to 1988, she served as mayor of San Francisco.
Dianne Emiel Goldman
She was born on June 22, 1933.
On September 29, 2023, Dianne Feinstein died of natural causes at the age of 90 at her home in Washington, D.C., United States.
San Francisco, California, United States
She resided in Washington, D.C., United States.
Dianne Feinstein studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School (a private, independent Catholic girls high school located in San Francisco, California) and graduated in 1951. She then enrolled at Stanford University in Stanford, California, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1955.
- Father – Leon Goldman (February 14, 1904 – March 4, 1975) (Surgeon)
- Mother – Betty (née Rosenburg) (Former Model)
- Siblings – Yvonne Banks (Sister)
- Others – Samuel Gelleorivich/Goldman (Paternal Grandfather) (Worked in the oil industry), Lillie/Lilly Kalfin/Kalvin (Paternal Grandmother), David Michael Rosenberg/Rosenburg (Maternal Grandfather), Rick Mariano (Son-In-Law), Eileen Feinstein Mariano (Granddaughter)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth was $110 Million at the time of her death.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Dianne Feinstein dated –
- Jack Berman (1956-1959) – In 1956, she got married to Jack Berman who was working in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office at that time. She gave birth to her only child, a daughter named Katherine Anne Feinstein (b. Berman), on July 31, 1957. Dianne Feinstein and Berman divorced in 1959.
- Bertram Feinstein (1962-1978) – She tied the knot with her 2nd husband, a neurosurgeon named Bertram Feinstein, in 1962. They remained together until his death from colon cancer in 1978.
- Richard C. Blum (1980-2022) – In 1980, Dianne Feinstein married investment banker Richard C. Blum and they remained together until his death from cancer in 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
Dianne Feinstein was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on her father’s side and had Russian, German, and/or Ashkenazi Jewish roots on her mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
Sported short hair
Dianne Feinstein Facts
- It has been reported that she had an abusive mother.
- In 1960, she was appointed to the California Women’s Parole Board by Governor Pat Brown.
- Dianne Feinstein was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969. From 1970 to 1971, she served as the board’s first female president.
- She became a target of the New World Liberation Front (an anti-capitalist terrorist group that carried out bombings in California in the 1970s) and the group placed a bomb on the windowsill of her home in 1976. The bomb however failed to explode. Later on, the group shot out the windows of a beach house she owned.
- She advocated for gun control and introduced the Federal Assault Weapons Ban which became law in 1994 and expired in 2004.
- Dianne Feinstein was one of only 14 senators who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as an opposite-s*x union for purposes of federal law, in 1996. She later became the lead Senate sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act in 2022.
- She was a supporter of abortion rights and voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003.
- Dianne Feinstein was credited as a “liberal lioness” by The New York Times in 2013.
- She enjoyed pencil drawing as a hobby and made prints from her original pieces for charity auctions and as gifts to Senate colleagues, ambassadors, and other dignitaries. She described herself as merely “a doodler”.
Featured Image by United States Congress, US Senate Photo/Becky Hammel / feinstein.senate.gov / Public Domain