MIKULSKI, Barbara Ann, (1936 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1987-
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

MIKULSKI, Barbara Ann, a Senator and a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., July 20, 1936; graduated, Mount St. Agnes College 1958; received a graduate degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work 1965; social worker in Baltimore; college professor; member, Baltimore City Council 1971-1976; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1977, to January 3, 1987; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1986; reelected in 1992, 1998, 2004 and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; Democratic Conference secretary (1995-2005); chair, Committee on Appropriations (One Hundred Twelfth [December 20, 2012-January 3, 2013] and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses).