Nation: All Hers at Last

Dianne Feinstein is elected San Francisco's mayor

For a year the job had been hers on loan. When San Francisco Mayor George Moscone was shot and killed by Daniel White during a political dispute, Dianne Feinstein was appointed mayor by the board of supervisors, which she served as president. Last week Feinstein, 46, became mayor on her own and established herself as the city's leading political power as well as its first woman chief executive. In a hard-fought election, she defeated Quentin Kopp, her conservative and abrasive challenger, 54% to 46%.

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