In the footsteps of Daniel Webster

The news that Governor Paterson will appoint Rep. Kirstin Gillibrand to Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat prompts our Dartmouth alumni readers to note that Rep. Gillibrand is a magna cum laude member of Dartmouth’s class of ’88. I believe Rep. Gillibrand was the the first female Dartmouth alum to serve in the House. Now she will be the first to serve in the Senate. The Dartmouth reports here, with some background here.

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UPDATE: Kathrryn Jean Lopez provides background of more general interest on Gillibrand.

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