Shaheen, Jeanne (1947–)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Shaheen, Jeanne (1947–)

American politician. Born Jan 28, 1947, in St. Charles, Missouri; graduate of Shippensburg University, 1969; University of Mississippi, MA in political science, 1973; m. Bill Shaheen; children: 3.

Taugh high school in Mississippi and New Hampshire; elected to NH state senate (1990), serving 3 terms; became the 1st female governor of New Hampshire (1996), serving for 3 terms until Jan 2003.