NORTON, Eleanor Holmes

NORTON, Eleanor Holmes
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1937–

Biography

NORTON, Eleanor Holmes, a Delegate from the District of Columbia; born in Washington, D.C., June 13, 1937; graduated from Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C.; 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; staff, New York, N.Y. Mayor John Lindsay, 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 fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-present).

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Bayard Rustin Papers, ca. 1942-1987, 18 linear feet. Correspondents include Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Swarthmore College
Peace Collection

Swarthmore, PA
Papers: In the Ross Flanagan Papers, 1964-1983, 2 linear feet. Subjects covered include Eleanor Holmes Norton.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Eleanor Holmes Norton" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. 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, 2008.

"Eleanor Holmes Norton" 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.

Holmes, Eleanor Holmes. A Conversation With Commissioner Eleanor Holmes Norton. Washington, D.C.: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1980.

Lester, Joan Steinau. Fire in My Soul / Joan Steinau Lester As Authorized by Eleanor Holmes Norton. Foreword by Coretta Scott King. New York: Atria Books, 2003.

Marcovitz, Hal. Eleanor Holmes Norton. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.

Norton, Eleanor Holmes. "Bargaining and the Ethic of Process." New York University Law Review 64 (June 1989): 493-577.

___. "Equal Employment Law: Crisis in Interpretation--Survival Against the Odds." Tulane Law Review 62 (March 1988): 681-715.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - District of Columbia
    • Judiciary and Education - Chair
  • House Committee - Government Reform
  • House Committee - Government Reform and Oversight
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
  • House Committee - Oversight and Government Reform
  • House Committee - Oversight and Reform
  • House Committee - Post Office and Civil Service
    • Compensation and Employee Benefits - Chair
  • House Committee - Public Works and Transportation
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Homeland Security
  • House Committee - Small Business
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Economic Development, Public Bldgs & Emergency Management - Chair
    • Highways and Transit - Chair
  • Joint Committee - Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
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