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Eleanor Holmes NORTON

(1937- )

NORTON, Eleanor Holmes, a Delegate from the District of Columbia; born in Washington, D.C., June 13, 1937; attended public schools; B.A., Antioch College of Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1960; M.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1963; LL.B., Yale University Law School, New Haven, Conn., 1964; lawyer, private practice; law clerk to Federal District Court Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, 3rd Circuit, 1964-1965; assistant legal director, American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1970; adjunct assistant professor, New York University Law School, 1970-1971; executive assistant to the mayor, New York City, 1971-1974; chair, New York City commission on human rights, 1970-1977; chair, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1977-1981; senior fellow, Urban Institute, 1981-1982; professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1982-1990; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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