LANDRIEU, Mary L. (1955-)
Senate Years of Service: 1997-2015

LANDRIEU, MARY L., a Senator from Louisiana; born in Arlington, Va., November 23, 1955; graduated from Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1977; member, Louisiana house of representatives 1980-1988; Louisiana state treasurer 1988-1996; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic gubernatorial nomination 1995; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002, and again in 2008; and served from January 3, 1997, to January 3, 2015; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2014; chair, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (One Hundred Eleventh to One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses [January 3, 2009-February 12, 2014]), Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress [February 12, 2014-January 3, 2015]).

Louisiana State University
Special Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: Senatorial Papers.

  • "Mary Landrieu," 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.
  • Landrieu, Mary L. Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Mary L. Landrieu, United States Senator, 1997-2015. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2015.