The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) signs papers while being sandwiched between her twin sons, Reece and Bennett, at a Get Caught Reading event led by former Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-CO) on Capitol Hill. Lincoln is the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Senate in 1998 and the second woman in Arkansas -- Hattie Caraway being the first in 1932 -- to be elected to the office. Lincoln is one of four women senators with young children. (May 2001)