Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator

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Kathryn Ann "Kay" Hutchison (Bailey)

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Daughter of Allen Abner Bailey, Jr. and Kathryn Ella Sharpe
Widow of Ray Hutchison

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About Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator


Kay Bailey Hutchison (born Kathryn Ann Bailey; July 22, 1943) is a former United States Senator from Texas. She is a member of the Republican Party. In 2001, she was named one of the thirty most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. The first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, Hutchison also became the first Texas U.S. senator to receive more than four million votes in a single election.

Hutchison was the most senior female Republican senator by the end of her tenure, and the fifth most senior female senator, having assumed office in June 1993 behind Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD, 1987), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA, 1992), Barbara Boxer (D-CA, Jan. 1993), and Patty Murray (D-WA, Jan. 1993).

In 2012, she joined the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani.In 2013, she joined the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani. On June 29, 2017, Hutchison was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next United States Ambassador to NATO. She was confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote on August 3, 2017.

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