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Marcy Kaptur's Biography


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Post Office Box 899
Toledo, OH
Toledo, OH 43697

17021 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111

200 West Erie
Room 310
Lorain, OH 44052

One Maritime Plaza
Room 600
Toledo, OH 43604

2186 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Marcia 'Marcy' Carolyn Kaptur





Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Toledo, OH

Home City:

Toledo, OH


Roman Catholic

Attended, Post-Graduate Studies in Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981

Attended, University of Manchester, England, 1974

MA, Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 1974

BA, History, University of Wisconsin, 1968

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Ohio, District 9, 1982-present

Democratic Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Ohio, District 9, 2022

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Co-Vice Chair, Congressional Automotive Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues

Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues

Co-Chair, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Member, Congressional Grace Caucus

Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Member, Congressional Soybean Caucus

Member, Congressional Steel Caucus

Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus

Co-Chair, Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

Former Member, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives

Assistant Director, Urban Affairs, The White House, 1977-1979

Director of Planning, National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, 1975-1977

Urban Planner, Plan Commissions, Toledo-Lucas County, 1969-1975

Fellow, American Institute of Certified Planners

Fellow, American Planning Association

Member, Democratic Women’s Campaign Association

Member, Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group

Member, Executive Committee, Lucas County Democratic Party

Member, Gund Foundation

Co-Chair, House Auto Parts Task Force

Member, Little Flower Roman Catholic Church

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Member, National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs

Member, Polish American Historical Association

Member, Polish Museum

Member, Urban League, NAACP

Member, Urban Planning Alumni, University of Michigan

Astrological Sign:



Barbed Wire Award, American Prisoner of War

Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2002

Americanism Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Legislator of the Year, National Mental Health Association

Alumna of the Year, Saint Ursula Academy, 1995

Taubman College Distinguished Alumna, University of Michigan

Director's Award, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

Father's Occupation:

Former Owner, Small Grocery Store

Mother's Occupation:

Former Owner, Small Grocery Store/Former Employee, Champion Spark Plug


Women in Congress: A Twentieth Century Odyssey (Congressional Quarterly, 1996)