Barbara Mikulski
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"Barbara Ann Mikulski" is the senior United States Senate/United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, serving since 1987. Mikulski, a former United States House of Representatives/United States Representative from 1977 to 1987, is the longest-serving woman in the history of the United States Congress/U.S. Congress.

Raised in the Highlandtown, Baltimore/Highlandtown neighborhood of East Baltimore, Mikulski attended Mount Saint Agnes College and the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Originally a social worker and community organizer, she was elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1971 after delivering a highly publicized address on the "ethnic movement" in America. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, and in 1986 she became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Maryland.

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