KAPTUR, Marcia Carolyn (Marcy)

KAPTUR, Marcia Carolyn (Marcy)
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KAPTUR, Marcia Carolyn (Marcy), A Representative from Ohio; born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, June 17, 1946; graduated from St. Ursula Academy, Toledo, Ohio, 1964; B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1968; M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1974; attended the University of Manchester, Manchester, England, 1974; post-graduate studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 1981; urban planner, Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio, Plan Commissions, 1969-1975; director of planning, National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs, 1975-1977; assistant director for urban affairs, domestic policy staff, Executive Office of the President, 1977-1979; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-present).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Bowling Green State University
Center for Archival Collections

Bowling Green, OH
Papers: In the papers of Jane R. Gust, 1945-1983. Marcy Kaptur is the subject of a taped interivew with Jane Gust.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Political Commercials: Collection includes 90,000 political advertisements. Collection includes 45 television campaign ads of Marcy Kaptur.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Kaptur, Marcy. Women of Congress: A Twentieth Century Odyssey. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1996.

"Marcia C. 'Marcy' Kaptur" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Agriculture
  • House Committee - Appropriations
    • Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies - Chair
  • House Committee - Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Oversight and Government Reform
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth
  • House Committee - Veterans' Affairs
    • Housing and Memorial Affairs - Chair
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