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Eleanor Norton's Biography


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (DC) - Delegate

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1300 Pennsylvania Ave Northwest
Suite M-1000
Washington, DC 20001

2235 Shannon Place Southeast
Suite 2032-A
Washington, DC 20020

2136 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Eleanor Holmes Norton




2 Children: John, Katherine

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Washington, DC

Home City:

Washington, DC



LLB, Yale University, 1964

MA, American Studies, Yale University, 1963

BA, History, Antioch College, 1960

Delegate, United States House of Representatives, 1990-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District of Columbia, 2022

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Former Member, Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Democratic Chair, Women's Caucus

Professor, Law, Georgetown University, 1982-1990

O'Neill Visiting Chair, Boston College, 1989

Ralph E. Shikes Bicentennial Fellow, Harvard Law School, 1988

Visiting Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984

Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, 1981-1982

Executive Assistant, Office of New York City Mayor John Lindsay, 1971-1974

Adjunct Professor, Law, New York University, 1970-1971

Assistant Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1965-1970

Law Clerk, Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Junior, 1964-1965

Member, Advisory Board, Carter Center

Board Member, Community Foundation of Greater Washington

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Member, Democratic Homeland Security Task Force

Member, Executive Committee, Democratic Study Group

Former Member, Board of Governors, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Environmental and Energy Study Conference

Board Member, Martin Luther King, Junior Center for Social Change

Board Member, Metropolitan Life

Status of Black Americans Committee Member/Technological Changes in Employment Committee Member, National Academy of Science

Chair, National Advisory Council, ACLU

Member, National Endowment for Democracy

Board Member, Pitney Bowes

Former Trustee, Rockefeller Foundation

Board Member, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Board Member, Stanley Works

Former Member, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Member, Study on the Future of the Welfare State, Ford Foundation

Member, United States Citizens' Committee to Monitor the Helsinki Accords

Chair, Women's Law and Policy Fellowship

Chair, Workplace Health Fund

Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1977-1981

Member, New York City Human Rights Commission, 1971-1977

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Citation of Merit for outstanding alumni, Yale Law School; Wilbur Cross Medal for outstanding alumni, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


"Sex Discrimination and the Law: Causes and Remedies"