A Biographical Snapshot Of Sen. Mary Landrieu

By The Associated Press

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chairs the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Here are some of her biographical details:

AGE: 57 (Nov. 23, 1955)

HOMETOWN: New Orleans

EDUCATION:  B.A., Louisiana State University

CAREER: worked in real estate before being elected to the Louisiana state legislature at the age of 23. Served eight years as a state representative and two terms as state treasurer. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996.

FAMILY: Husband, Frank Snellings, two children, Connor and Mary Shannon; father, Moon Landrieu, is a former New Orleans mayor and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; brother Mitch is the current New Orleans Mayor.

HOBBIES: Horseback riding
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