Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton was elected in 1990 and is now in her twelfth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia. Named by President Jimmy Carter as the first woman to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she came to Congress as a national figure who had been a civil rights and feminist leader. She received her bachelor’s degree from Antioch College in Ohio and simultaneously earned her law degree and master’s degree in American Studies from Yale.