Eleanor Holmes Norton

In 2018, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (1937–    ), Democrat from Washington, D.C., won her fifteenth election as a non-voting delegate representing Washington, D.C., to the U.S. House of Representatives. In Congress, she is the ranking member of the House Committee on Highways and Transit, and she also serves on the Committee of Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before seeking national elective office, she worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Human Rights Commission, chaired the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and was a professor of law at Georgetown University. As a tenured professor, she continues to teach an upper-class seminar there every year. She earned an undergraduate degree from Antioch College, completed simultaneous law and master's degrees from Yale University, and has received more than 50 honorary degrees.

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