Women in the United States Congress: Brief Analyses with Biographical and Historical Information


Gill L. Celeste (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures
BISAC: SOC028000

This book includes a discussion of the impact of women in Congress as well as historical information, including the number and percentage of women in Congress over time, means of entry to Congress, comparisons to international and state legislatures, records for tenure, firsts for women in Congress, women in leadership, and African American and Asian Pacific American women in Congress. This book also includes biographical information, including the names, committee assignments, dates of service, listings by Congress and state, and (for Representatives) congressional districts of the 297 women who have served in Congress.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Women in the United States Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion (pp. 1-26)
Jennifer E. Manning, Colleen J. Shogan, Ida A. Brudnick

Chapter 2 – Women in the United States Congress, 1917-2013: Biographical and Committee Assignment Information, and Listings by State and Congress (pp. 27-136)
Jennifer E. Manning, Ida A. Brudnick


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