CAPITO, Shelley Moore



CAPITO, Shelley Moore, (Daughter of Arch Alfred Moore, Jr.), a Senator and a Representative from West Virginia; born in Glendale, Marshall County, W.Va., November 26, 1953; B.S., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1975; M.Ed., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1976; college counselor; member, West Virginia state house of representatives, 1997-2001; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-January 3, 2015); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2014; reelected in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027.

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

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Brescoach, Sharon Wills. "The Coal Miner's Daughter of the Governor's Daughter?: A comparative study of media coverage of two Appalachian women politicians," Ph. D. diss., University of Kentucky, 2006.

"Shelley Moore Capito" 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 - Financial Services
    • Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit - Chair
  • House Committee - Rules
  • House Committee - Small Business
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
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