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Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison served in Congress’s upper chamber from1993 to 2013, representing her home state of Texas. She was the fifth-most senior woman senator when she left office. Hutchison most recently was on the Appropriations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Veterans’ Affairs; and Rules and Administration committees. The former Texas treasurer (1991-93) is also an author, and her books include “American Heroines: Female Role Models in America” and “Leading Ladies.” She has turned to her birthplace for her latest book, “Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas” (HarperCollins).