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Women of the Senate

Though only 44 total women have served in the Senate, this term sees the largest number of women serving in the Senate at one time so far in history.  This infographic from the New York Times shows all of the women of the Senate throughout history, showing their term length, state, and party.

The shortest serving female senator served for just one day, while Hilary Clinton was actually one of the longest-serving.  Having served for 26 years and counting, Senator Barbra Mikulski of Maryland is currently the longest serving female senator.

Though the Senate is still a long way from gender equality, the 2012 elections did a great deal to shift the balance in that direction.

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