Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker

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Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker served in the U.S. Senate for 18 years. She was the first woman to serve in the Senate having neither been elected to serve first in the House of Representatives nor having been appointed to fill out the remainder of a husband's term after his death while in office. She proposed effective legislation on issues such as crime control, education, worker retaining, abortion and free trade. Kassebaum graduated from the University of Kansas in 1954 where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She received her graduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1956.

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