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Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes NortonAKA Eleanor Katherine Holmes

Born: 13-Jun-1937
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman, Washington DC

Father: Coleman Sterling Holmes
Mother: Vela Elizabeth Lynch
Sister: Portia Coleman Holmes
Sister: Nellie Carol Holmes
Husband: Edward Norton (m. 1965, div.)
Son: John Holmes Norton
Daughter: Katherine Felicia Norton

    University: BA, Antioch College (1960)
    University: MA, Yale University (1963)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1969)
    Professor: Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University Law School (1970-71)
    Professor: Georgetown University (1982-90)

    US House of Representatives District of Columbia (1991-)
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chairman (1977-81)
    New York State Official Executive Asst. to Mayor of NYC (1971-74)
    American Civil Liberties Union Assistant Legal Director (1965-70)
    Law Clerk to A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    NAACP Antioch College chapter president
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Rockefeller Foundation
    District of Columbia Bar Board of Governors
    Funeral: Katharine Graham (2001)
    Roast: Stephen Colbert (2008)

    To The Contrary Panelist

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Author of books:
Fire in My Soul (2003, memoir, with Joan Steinau Lester)

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