LINCOLN, Blanche Lambert (1960-)

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT, a Representative and Senator from Arkansas; born in Helena, Phillips County, Ark., September 30, 1960; attended public schools; B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College 1982; staff assistant to Representative William V. Alexander, Jr. 1982-1984; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third Congress (January 3, 1993-January 3, 1995) as Blanche Lambert; reelected to the One Hundred Fourth Congress (January 3, 1995-January 3, 1997) as Blanche Lambert Lincoln; was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1998; reelected in 2004, and served from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2011; chair, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One Hundred Eleventh Congress [September 9, 2009-January 3, 2011]); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2010.

Arkansas State University
Dean B. Ellis Library Archives and Special Collections
State University, AR
Papers: 1993-1997. 33 feet
Congressional papers and correspondence, including photographs, video tape, and sound recordings.


Central Arkansas Library
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Little Rock, AR
Papers: ca. 1998-2011. ca 400 linear feet. Senatorial papers, memorabilia, and electronic records.

  • "Blanche Lambert Lincoln," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Blanche L. Lincoln, United States Congressman, 1993-1997, United States Senator, 1999-2011. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012.