Dianne Feinstein, the oldest senator in the United States and the representative of California for the longest period of time, died at the age of 90. She recently experienced a number of health issues.
Feinstein was a well-known personality in American politics who had previously stated her desire to leave office at the end of her tenure. Her death’s precise cause has not yet been determined.
She had a daughter, Katherine Feinstein with her first husband Jack K. Berman.
Who is Katherine Feinstein?
Katherine Anne Feinstein, born Berman on July 31, 1957, is an accomplished American attorney, public figure, and former judge. She currently serves as the San Francisco Fire Commission’s president.
Feinstein’s distinguished career includes positions as a judge on the Superior Court from 2000 to 2012 as well as Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court from 2010 to 2012. She is the child of celebrated US Senator from California Dianne Feinstein and her first husband, Judge Jack K. Berman.
In 1984, Katherine Feinstein graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a Juris Doctor degree. She started a career as a criminal prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office after graduating from law school. She then held the position of Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and worked as a Supervising Attorney in the City Attorney’s Office’s Family & Children’s Division.
Governor Gray Davis appointed Feinstein to the San Francisco Superior Court in 2000. She presided over a range of legal cases including civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law over the period of 12 years. She was chosen to preside over the San Francisco Superior Court in 2010.
Feinstein retired from the bench in 2012 and then moved into private practice. She also joined the San Francisco Police Commission at the same time. Mayor London Breed appointed her to the San Francisco Fire Commission in 2020, and she was given the position of Fire Commission President in 2022.