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Eleanor Holmes Norton

Personal data
Date of birthJune 13, 1937(age 79)
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseEdward Norton (m. 1965, div. 1993)
ResidenceWashington, D.C.
Alma materAntioch College
Yale University
Yale Law School
OccupationAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from District of Columbia's At-large district
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1991
Preceded byWalter E. Fauntroy
6th Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In office1977 - 1981
Succeeded byClarence Thomas
Preceded byLowell W. Perry

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Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is a Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. In her position she is able to serve on and vote with committees, as well as speak from the House floor. However, she is not permitted to vote on final passage of any legislation because she is not a full member of Congress.


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