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Eleanor Norton's Biography

Office: U.S. House (DC) - Delegate, Democratic

Contact Information

90 K Street, Northeast
Suite 100
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

Gender:

Female

Family:

2 Children: John, Katherine

Birth Date:

06/13/1937

Birth Place:

Washington, DC

Home City:

Washington, DC

Religion:

Episcopalian

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, 2018

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 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

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, 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

Former Trustee, Rockefeller Foundation

Former Member, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1977-1981

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

Astrological Sign:

Gemini

Awards:

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

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