Women in the United States House of Representatives

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Sometimes called the "Lady of the House", Jeannette Rankin entered the House in 1917 as the first woman in Congress.
Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, the first woman in that position.
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Women have served in the United States House of Representatives since the 1917 entrance of Jeannette Rankin, a Republican from Montana. Nearly 300 women have since served in the House. As of January 2014, there are 79 female representatives, or 18% of the body.[1]

Women have been elected to the House of Representatives from 44 of the 50 states in the United States. The states that have not elected a woman to the House are Alaska, Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Vermont—though both Alaska and North Dakota have been represented by women in the United States Senate.

Widow's succession[edit]

Mae Ella Nolan was the first woman elected to her husband's seat in Congress, which is sometimes known as the widow's succession. In the early years of women in Congress, the seat was held only until the next election and the women retired after that single Congress. She thereby became a placeholder merely finishing out her late husband's elected term. As the years progressed, however, more and more of these widow successors sought re-election. These women began to win their own elections.

As of 2013, 38 widows have won their husbands' seats in the House, and 8 in the Senate. The only current examples are Representatives Lois Capps and Doris Matsui of California. The most successful example is Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, who served a total of 32 years in both houses and became the first woman elected to both the House and the Senate. She began the end of McCarthyism with a famous speech, "The Declaration of Conscience", became the first major-party female presidential candidate and the first woman to receive votes at a national nominating convention, and was the first (and highest ranking to date) woman to enter the Republican Party Senate leadership (in the third-highest post of Chairwoman of the Senate Republican Conference). The third woman elected to Congress, Winnifred Huck, was similarly elected to her father's seat.

Number of Women[edit]

Number of Women in Congress by House[edit]

Number of women in the United States Congress (1917–2013):[2]

CongressYearsin Congress%in House%in Senate%
65th1917–191910.2%10.2%00%
66th1919–192100%00%00%
67th1921–192340.7%30.7%11%
68th1923–192510.2%10.2%00%
69th1925–192730.6%30.7%00%
70th1927–192950.9%51.1%00%
71st1929–193191.7%92.1%00%
72nd1931–193381.5%71.6%11%
73rd1933–193581.5%71.6%11%
74th1935–193781.5%61.4%22%
75th1937–193991.7%61.4%33%
76th1939–194191.7%81.8%11%
77th1941–1943101.9%92.1%11%
78th1943–194591.7%81.8%11%
79th1945–1947112.1%112.5%00%
80th1947–194981.5%71.6%11%
81st1949–1951101.9%92.1%11%
82nd1951–1953112.1%102.3%11%
83rd1953–1955152.8%122.8%33%
84th1955–1957183.4%173.9%11%
85th1957–1959163.0%153.4%11%
86th1959–1961193.5%173.9%22%
87th1961–1963203.7%184.1%22%
88th1963–1965142.6%122.8%22%
89th1965–1967132.4%112.5%22%
90th1967–1969122.2%112.5%11%
91st1969–1971112.1%102.3%11%
92nd1971–1973152.8%133.0%22%
93rd1973–1975163.0%163.7%00%
94th1975–1977193.6%194.4%00%
95th1977–1979203.7%184.1%22%
96th1979–1981173.2%163.7%11%
97th1981–1983234.3%214.8%22%
98th1983–1985244.5%225.0%22%
99th1985–1987254.7%235.3%22%
100th1987–1989264.9%245.5%22%
101st1989–1991315.8%296.7%22%
102nd1991–1993336.2%306.9%33%
103rd1993–19955510.3%4811.0%77%
104th1995–19975911.0%5011.5%99%
105th1997–19996612.3%5713.1%99%
106th1999–20016712.5%5813.3%99%
107th2001–20037514.0%6214.3%1313%
108th2003–20057714.4%6314.5%1414%
109th2005–20078515.9%7116.3%1414%
110th2007–20099417.6%7817.9%1616%
111th2009–20119617.9%7918.2%1717%
112th2011–20139617.9%7918.2%1717%
113th2013–201510219.1%8218.9%2020%

Number of Women in the United States House of Representatives by Party[edit]

Notes: "% of party" is taken from voting members at the beginning of the Congress, while numbers and "% of women" include all female House members of the given Congress

CongressYearsWomen totalRepublican% of women% of partyDemocratic% of women% of party
65th1917–191911100%0.5%00.0%0.0%
66th1919–1921000.0%0.0%00.0%0.0%
67th1921–192333100%0.3%00.0%0.0%
68th1923–192511100%0.4%00.0%0.0%
69th1925–19273266.7%0.4%133.3%0.5%
70th1927–19295360.0%1.3%240.0%0.5%
71st1929–19319555.6%1.9%444.4%1.8%
72nd1931–19337342.9%1.4%457.1%1.4%
73rd1933–19357342.9%1.7%457.1%1.0%
74th1935–19376233.3%1.9%466.7%1.2%
75th1937–19396116.7%1.1%583.3%1.2%
76th1939–19418450.0%1.2%450.0%0.8%
77th1941–19439555.6%3.1%444.4%0.7%
78th1943–19458675.0%2.9%225.0%0.5%
79th1945–194711545.5%2.6%654.5%1.7%
80th1947–19497571.4%2.0%228.6%1.1%
81st1949–19519444.4%2.3%555.6%1.5%
82nd1951–195310660.0%3.0%440.0%0.9%
83rd1953–195512758.3%2.7%541.7%2.3%
84th1955–195717741.2%3.0%1058.8%3.4%
85th1957–195915640.0%3.0%960.0%3.8%
86th1959–196117847.1%5.2%952.9%2.8%
87th1961–196318738.9%3.5%1161.1%3.4%
88th1963–196512650.0%2.8%650.0%2.3%
89th1965–196711436.4%2.9%763.6%2.0%
90th1967–196911545.5%2.7%654.5%2.4%
91st1969–197110440.0%2.1%660.0%2.5%
92nd1971–197313323.1%1.1%1076.9%3.5%
93rd1973–197516212.5%1.0%1487.5%5.0%
94th1975–197719526.3%2.8%1473.7%4.8%
95th1977–197918527.8%3.5%1372.2%4.5%
96th1979–198116531.3%3.2%1168.8%4.0%
97th1981–1983211047.6%4.7%1152.4%3.7%
98th1983–198522940.9%5.5%1359.1%4.4%
99th1985–1987231147.8%6.0%1252.2%4.3%
100th1987–1989241145.8%6.2%1354.2%4.3%
101st1989–1991291344.8%6.0%1655.2%5.6%
102nd1991–199330930.0%5.5%2170.0%7.0%
103rd1993–1995481225.0%6.8%3675.0%13.6%
104th1995–1997501836.0%7.4%3264.0%14.7%
105th1997–1999571831.6%6.6%3968.4%17.0%
106th1999–2001581729.3%7.6%4170.7%18.5%
107th2001–2003621829.0%8.1%4471.0%19.0%
108th2003–2005632133.3%9.2%4266.7%18.5%
109th2005–2007712535.2%9.9%4664.8%20.9%
110th2007–2009782126.9%9.9%5773.1%20.2%
111th2009–2011791721.5%9.6%6278.5%21.5%
112th2011–2013792430.4%9.9%5569.6%23.8%
113th2013–2015822024.4%8.2%6275.6%29.0%

List of female members[edit]

This is a complete list of women who have served as members of the United States House of Representatives, ordered by seniority. This list includes women who served in the past and who continue to serve in the present.

RepresentativePartyDistrictYearsNotes
Rep. Rankin Jeannette RankinRepublicanMontana At-largeMarch 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1919
First woman elected to a national office
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate (first time)
Retired
Montana's 1stJanuary 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Rep. Robertson Alice Mary RobertsonRepublicanOklahoma's 2ndMarch 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
First woman to defeat an incumbent congressman
Lost re-election
Rep. Huck Winnifred Sprague Mason HuckRepublicanIllinois At-largeNovember 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1923
Succeeded her father in a special election
First woman incumbent defeated in a primary
First woman to win a special election
Rep. Nolan Mae NolanRepublicanCalifornia's 5thJanuary 23, 1923 –
March 3, 1925

Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Kahn Florence Prag KahnRepublicanCalifornia's 4thMarch 4, 1925 –
January 3, 1937
First woman to be re-elected
First Jewish woman elected
Succeeded her husband
Lost re-election
Rep. Norton Mary Teresa NortonDemocraticNew Jersey's 12thMarch 4, 1925 –
March 3, 1933
First Democratic woman elected
First woman to chair a standing committee (House Committee on the District of Columbia)
Retired
New Jersey's 13thMarch 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1951
Rep. Rogers Edith Nourse RogersRepublicanMassachusetts's 5thJune 30, 1925 –
September 10, 1960
Succeeded her husband
First chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Died in office
Rep. Langley Katherine G. LangleyRepublicanKentucky's 7thMarch 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1931
Succeeded her husband (though not immediately)
Retired
Rep. Oldfield Pearl Peden OldfieldDemocraticArkansas's 2ndJanuary 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. McCormick Ruth Hanna McCormickRepublicanIllinois At-largeMarch 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Daughter of Mark Hanna
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Rep. Owen Ruth Bryan OwenDemocraticFlorida's 4thMarch 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
Daughter of William Jennings Bryan
Lost renomination
Later became first woman Ambassador of the United States (to Denmark)
Rep. Pratt Ruth Baker PrattRepublicanNew York's 17thMarch 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
Lost re-election
Rep. Wingo Effiegene Locke WingoDemocraticArkansas's 4thNovember 4, 1930 –
March 3, 1933
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Eslick Willa McCord Blake EslickDemocraticTennessee's 7thAugust 14, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
Succeeded her husband
Not eligible for re-election having not qualified for nomination
Rep. McCarthy Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthyDemocraticKansas's 6thMarch 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Lost re-election
Rep. Jenckes Virginia E. JenckesDemocraticIndiana's 6thMarch 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Rep. Greenway Isabella GreenwayDemocraticArizona At-largeOctober 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Retired
Rep. Clarke Marian W. ClarkeRepublicanNew York's 34thDecember 28, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. O'Day Caroline Love Goodwin O'DayDemocraticNew York At-largeJanuary 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
First woman chair of the House Committee on the Election of the President, Vice President and Representatives in Congress
Retired
Rep. Honeyman Nan Wood HoneymanDemocraticOregon's 3rdJanuary 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Rep. Gasque Elizabeth Hawley GasqueDemocraticSouth Carolina's 6thSeptember 13, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Sumner Jessie SumnerRepublicanIllinois's 18thJanuary 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
Retired
Rep. McMillan Clara G. McMillanDemocraticSouth Carolina's 1stNovember 7, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Bolton Frances P. BoltonRepublicanOhio's 22ndFebruary 27, 1940 –
January 3, 1969
Succeeded her husband
Lost re-election
Rep. Smith Margaret Chase SmithRepublicanMaine's 2ndJune 3, 1940 –
January 3, 1949
Succeeded her husband
Later first woman elected to the United States Senate in a general election without previously being appointed, elected in a special election, or succeeding a husband
In 1964, she became the first woman to run for President of the United States for a major party and to have her name entered for nomination at a major party's national convention.
Rep. Gibbs Florence Reville GibbsDemocraticGeorgia's 8thOctober 1, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Byron Katharine ByronDemocraticMaryland's 6thMay 27, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Boland Veronica Grace BolandDemocraticPennsylvania's 11thNovember 3, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Luce Clare Boothe LuceRepublicanConnecticut's 4thJanuary 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
Retired
Later became United States Ambassador to Italy and Brazil
Rep. Stanley Winifred C. StanleyRepublicanNew York At-largeJanuary 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Retired
Rep. Fulmer Willa L. FulmerDemocraticSouth Carolina's 2ndNovember 7, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Douglas Emily Taft DouglasDemocraticIllinois At-largeJanuary 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
Rep. Douglas Helen Gahagan DouglasDemocraticCalifornia's 14thJanuary 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in California, 1950
Rep. Woodhouse Chase G. WoodhouseDemocraticConnecticut's 2ndJanuary 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election twice
January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Rep. Mankin Helen Douglas MankinDemocraticGeorgia's 5thFebruary 12, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Lost renomination
Rep. Pratt Eliza Jane PrattDemocraticNorth Carolina's 8thMay 25, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Retired
Rep. Lusk Georgia Lee LuskDemocraticNew Mexico At-largeJanuary 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost renomination
Rep. St. George Katharine St. GeorgeRepublicanNew York's 29thJanuary 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
New York's 28thJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
New York's 27thJanuary 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Rep. Bosone Reva Beck BosoneDemocraticUtah's 2ndJanuary 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
Rep. Harden Cecil M. HardenRepublicanIndiana's 6thJanuary 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1959
Lost re-election
Rep. Kelly Edna F. KellyDemocraticNew York's 10thNovember 8, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
Lost renomination
New York's 12thJanuary 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
Rep. Church Marguerite S. ChurchRepublicanIllinois's 13thJanuary 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Thompson Ruth ThompsonRepublicanMichigan's 9thJanuary 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1957
First woman to sit on the House Judiciary Committee
Lost renomination
Rep. Kee Elizabeth KeeDemocraticWest Virginia's 5thJuly 17, 1951 –
January 3, 1965
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Buchanan Vera BuchananDemocraticPennsylvania's 33rdJuly 24, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Succeeded her husband
Died in office
Pennsylvania's 30thJanuary 3, 1953 –
November 26, 1955
Rep. Pfost Gracie PfostDemocraticIdaho's 1stJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate
Rep. Sullivan Leonor SullivanDemocraticMissouri's 3rdJanuary 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1977
Succeeded her husband (though not immediately)
First woman chair of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Retired
Rep. Farrington Elizabeth P. FarringtonRepublicanHawaii Territory's At-largeJuly 31, 1954 –
January 3, 1957
Succeeded her husband
First woman elected to Congress as a territorial delegate
Lost re-election
Rep. Blitch Iris Faircloth BlitchDemocraticGeorgia's 8thJanuary 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Retired
Rep. Green Edith GreenDemocraticOregon's 3rdJanuary 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
Retired
Rep. Griffiths Martha GriffithsDemocraticMichigan's 17thJanuary 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
Retired
Later became Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Rep. Knutson Coya KnutsonDemocraticMinnesota's 9thJanuary 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1959
Lost re-election
Rep. Granahan Kathryn E. GranahanDemocraticPennsylvania's 2ndNovember 6, 1956 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Later became Treasurer of the United States
Rep. Dwyer Florence P. DwyerRepublicanNew Jersey's 6thJanuary 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1967
Retired
New Jersey's 12thJanuary 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Rep. May Catherine Dean MayRepublicanWashington's 4thJanuary 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Lost re-election
Rep. Simpson Edna O. SimpsonRepublicanIllinois's 20thJanuary 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Weis Jessica M. WeisRepublicanNew York's 38thJanuary 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Retired
Rep. Hansen Julia Butler HansenDemocraticWashington's 3rdNovember 8, 1960 –
December 31, 1974
Retired
Rep. Norrell Catherine Dorris NorrellDemocraticArkansas's 6thApril 19, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Reece Louise Goff ReeceRepublicanTennessee's 1stMay 16, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Daughter of Guy D. Goff
Retired
Rep. Riley Corinne Boyd RileyDemocraticSouth Carolina's 2ndApril 10, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Reid Charlotte Thompson ReidRepublicanIllinois's 15thJanuary 3, 1963 –
October 7, 1971
Succeeded her husband (as nominee)
Resigned to become a member of the Federal Communications Commission
Rep. Baker Irene BakerRepublicanTennessee's 2ndJanuary 7, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Mink Patsy MinkDemocraticHawaii's at-largeJanuary 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1971
First woman of color and first Asian American women elected
Ran for President of the United States in the Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1972 (Oregon only)
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1976
Later became Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Returned to Congress and died in office
Hawaii's 2ndJanuary 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
September 22, 1990 –
September 28, 2002
Rep. Thomas Lera Millard ThomasDemocraticTexas's 8thMarch 26, 1966 –
January 3, 1967
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Heckler Margaret HecklerRepublicanMassachusetts's 10thJanuary 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1983
Lost re-election
Later became United States Secretary of Health and Human Services and United States Ambassador to Ireland
Rep. Chisholm Shirley ChisholmDemocraticNew York's 12thJanuary 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1983
First African American woman elected
Ran for President of the United States in the Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1972
Retired
Rep. Abzug Bella AbzugDemocraticNew York's 19thJanuary 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate election in New York, 1976
New York's 20thJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Rep. Grasso Ella T. GrassoDemocraticConnecticut's 6thJanuary 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1975
Retired to run successfully for Governor of Connecticut
First female Governor not a wife or widow of a previous Governor
Rep. Hicks Louise Day HicksDemocraticMassachusetts's 9thJanuary 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Lost re-election
Rep. Andrews Elizabeth B. AndrewsDemocraticAlabama's 3rdApril 4, 1972–
January 3, 1973
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Braithwaite-Burke Yvonne Brathwaite BurkeDemocraticCalifornia's 37thJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Retired to unsuccessfully run for California Attorney General
California's 28thJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Rep. Holt Marjorie HoltRepublicanMaryland's 4thJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1987
Retired
Rep. Holtzman Elizabeth HoltzmanDemocraticNew York's 16thJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in New York, 1980
Rep. Jordan Barbara JordanDemocraticTexas's 18thJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Retired
Rep. Schroeder Patricia SchroederDemocraticColorado's 1stJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Rep. Boggs Lindy BoggsDemocraticLouisiana's 2ndMarch 20, 1973 –
January 3, 1991
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Later became United States Ambassador to the Holy See
Rep. Collins Cardiss CollinsDemocraticIllinois's 7thJune 5, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Fenwick Millicent FenwickRepublicanNew Jersey's 5thJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in New Jersey, 1982
Later became United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
Rep. Keys Martha KeysDemocraticKansas's 2ndJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Lost re-election
Rep. Lloyd Marilyn LloydDemocraticTennessee's 3rdJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1995
Succeeded her husband (as nominee)
Retired
Rep. Stevenson-Meyner Helen Stevenson MeynerDemocraticNew Jersey's 13thJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Lost re-election
Rep. Smith Virginia D. SmithRepublicanNebraska's 3rdJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1991
Retired
Rep. Spellman Gladys SpellmanDemocraticMarylands's 5thJanuary 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1981
After suffering a debilitating heart attack and slipping into a comatose state, her seat was declared vacant by the House
Rep. Pettis Shirley Neil PettisRepublicanCalifornia's 37thFebruary 14, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Mikulski Barbara MikulskiDemocraticMaryland's 3rdJanuary 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1987
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Maryland, 1986
Rep. Oakar Mary Rose OakarDemocraticOhio's 20thJanuary 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
Lost re-election
Rep. Byron Beverly ByronDemocraticMaryland's 6thJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Succeeded her husband
Lost renomination
Rep. Ferraro Geraldine FerraroDemocraticNew York's 9thJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1985
Retired to run as the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major party during United States presidential election, 1984
Later became United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Rep. Snowe Olympia SnoweRepublicanMaine's 2ndJanuary 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Maine, 1994
Rep. Fiedler Bobbi FiedlerRepublicanCalifornia's 21stJanuary 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate election in California, 1986
Rep. Morely-Martin Lynn Morley MartinRepublicanIllinois's 16thJanuary 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in Illinois, 1990
Later became United States Secretary of Labor
Rep. Roukema Marge RoukemaRepublicanNew Jersey's 7thJanuary 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Retired
New Jersey's 5thJanuary 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Rep. Schneider Claudine SchneiderRepublicanRhode Island's 2ndJanuary 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1990
Rep. Kennelly Barbara B. KennellyDemocraticConnecticut's 1stJanuary 12, 1982 –
January 3, 1999
Retired to unsuccessfully run for Governor of Connecticut
Rep. Spencer-Ashbrook Jean Spencer AshbrookRepublicanOhio's 17thJune 29, 1982 –
January 3, 1983
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Hall Katie HallDemocraticIndiana's 1stNovember 2, 1982 –
January 3, 1985
Lost renomination
Rep. Boxer Barbara BoxerDemocraticCalifornia's 6thJanuary 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in California, 1992
Rep. Johnson Nancy JohnsonRepublicanConnecticut's 6thJanuary 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election
Connecticut's 5thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Rep. Kaptur Marcy KapturDemocraticOhio's 9thJanuary 3, 1983 –
Present
Current dean of women in the House
Rep. Vucanovich Barbara VucanovichRepublicanNevada's 2ndJanuary 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Rep. Burton Sala BurtonDemocraticCalifornia's 5thJune 21, 1983 –
February 1, 1987
Succeeded her husband
Died in office
Rep. Delich-Bentley Helen Delich BentleyRepublicanMaryland's 2ndJanuary 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland
Rep. Meyers Jan MeyersRepublicanKansas's 3rdJanuary 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1997
First woman chair of the House Small Business Committee
Retired
Rep. Small-Long Catherine Small LongDemocraticLouisiana's 8thMarch 30, 1985 –
January 3, 1987
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Morella Connie MorellaRepublicanMaryland's 8thJanuary 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election
Later became United States Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Rep. Patterson Liz J. PattersonDemocraticSouth Carolina's 4thJanuary 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
Daughter of Olin D. Johnston
Lost re-election
Rep. Saiki Pat SaikiRepublicanHawaii's 1stJanuary 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 1990
Later became Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Rep. Slaughter Louise SlaughterDemocraticNew York's 30thJanuary 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
First woman chair of the House Rules Committee
New York's 28thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 25thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Pelosi Nancy PelosiDemocraticCalifornia's 5thJune 2, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
First woman party Whip;
First woman party Leader;
First woman Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
California's 8thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
California's 12thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Lowey Nita LoweyDemocraticNew York's 20thJanuary 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
New York's 18thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 17thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Unsoeld Jolene UnsoeldDemocraticWashington's 3rdJanuary 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Long-Thompson Jill Long ThompsonDemocraticIndiana's 4thMarch 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ileana Ros-LehtinenRepublicanFlorida's 18thAugust 29, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
First Hispanic woman elected
First woman chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Florida's 27thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Molinari Susan MolinariRepublicanNew York's 14thMarch 20, 1990 –
January 3, 1993
Retired
New York's 13thJanuary 3, 1993 –
August 2, 1997
Rep. Collins Barbara-Rose CollinsDemocraticMichigan's 13thJanuary 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
Lost renomination
Michigan's 15thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Rep. DeLauro Rosa DeLauroDemocraticConnecticut's 3rdJanuary 3, 1991 –
Present
Rep. Horn Joan Kelly HornDemocraticMissouri's 2ndJanuary 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
Lost re-election
Rep. Holmes-Norton Eleanor Holmes NortonDemocraticDC At-largeJanuary 3, 1991 –
Present
Rep. Waters Maxine WatersDemocraticCalifornia's 29thJanuary 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
California's 35thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
California's 43rdJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Clayton Eva ClaytonDemocraticNorth Carolina's 1stNovember 3, 1992 –
January 3, 2003
Retired
Rep. Brown Corrine BrownDemocraticFlorida's 3rdJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Florida's 5thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Byrne Leslie L. ByrneDemocraticVirginia's 11thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Cantwell Maria CantwellDemocraticWashington's 1stJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Later successfully ran for the United States Senate election in Washington, 2000
Rep. Danner Pat DannerDemocraticMissouri's 6thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Rep. Dunn Jennifer DunnRepublicanWashington's 8thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2005
Retired
Rep. English Karan EnglishDemocraticArizona's 6thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Eshoo Anna EshooDemocraticCalifornia's 14thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
California's 18thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Fowler Tillie K. FowlerRepublicanFlorida's 4thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Rep. Furse Elizabeth FurseDemocraticOregon's 1stJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Retired
Rep. Harman Jane HarmanDemocraticCalifornia's 36thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Democratic nomination for Governor of California (first time)
Resigned to become the Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
January 3, 2001 –
February 28, 2011
Rep. Johnson Eddie Bernice JohnsonDemocraticTexas's 30thJanuary 3, 1993 –
Present
Rep. Lincoln Blanche LincolnDemocraticArkansas's 1stJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Later successfully ran for the United States Senate election in Arkansas, 1998
Rep. Maloney Carolyn MaloneyDemocraticNew York's 14thJanuary 3, 1993 –
Present
Rep. Margolies-Mezvinsky Marjorie Margolies-MezvinskyDemocraticPennsylvania's 13thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. McKinney Cynthia McKinneyDemocraticGeorgia's 11thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Lost renomination twice
In 2008, ran for President of the United States as the nominee of the Green Party
Georgia's 4thJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
Rep. Meek Carrie P. MeekDemocraticFlorida's 17thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Retired
Rep. Pryce Deborah PryceRepublicanOhio's 15thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2009
First woman chair of the House Republican Conference
Retired
Rep. Roybal-Allard Lucille Roybal-AllardDemocraticCalifornia's 33rdJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
California's 34thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 40thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Schenk Lynn SchenkDemocraticCalifornia's 49thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Shepherd Karen ShepherdDemocraticUtah's 2ndJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Thurman Karen ThurmanDemocraticFlorida's 5thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election
Rep. Velázquez Nydia VelázquezDemocraticNew York's 12thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 7thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Woolsey Lynn WoolseyDemocraticCalifornia's 6thJanuary 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Retired
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage Helen Chenoweth-HageRepublicanIdaho's 1stJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Rep. Cubin Barbara CubinRepublicanWyoming's at-largeJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2009
Retired
Rep. Jackson-Lee Shelia Jackson LeeDemocraticTexas's 18thJanuary 3, 1995 –
Present
Rep. Kelly Sue KellyRepublicanNew York's 19thJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. Lofgren Zoe LofgrenDemocraticCalifornia's 16thJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
California's 19thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. McCarthy Karen McCarthyDemocraticMissouri's 5thJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
Retired
Rep. Myrick Sue MyrickRepublicanNorth Carolina's 9thJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
Retired
Rep. Rivers Lynn N. RiversDemocraticMichigan's 13thJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Lost renomination
Rep. Sestrand Andrea SeastrandRepublicanCalifornia's 22ndJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Lost re-election
Rep. Smith Linda SmithRepublicanWashington's 3rdJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate election in Washington, 1998
Rep. Greene Enid Greene WaldholtzRepublicanUtah's 2ndJanuary 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Rep. Millender-McDonald Juanita Millender-McDonaldDemocraticCalifornia's 37thMarch 26, 1996 –
April 22, 2007
Died in office
Rep. Emerson Jo Ann EmersonRepublicanMissouri's 8thNovember 5, 1996 –
January 22, 2013
Succeeded her husband; Resigned to become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Rep. Carson Julia CarsonDemocraticIndiana's 10thJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
Died in office
Indiana's 7thJanuary 3, 2003 –
December 15, 2007
Rep. Christian-Christensen Donna Christian-ChristensenDemocraticU.S. Virgin Island's At-largeJanuary 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. DeGette Diana DeGetteDemocraticColorado's 1stJanuary 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. Granger Kay GrangerRepublicanTexas's 12thJanuary 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. Hooley Darlene HooleyDemocraticOregon's 5thJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Retired
Rep. Cheeks-Kilpatrick Carolyn Cheeks KilpatrickDemocraticMichigan's 15thJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
Lost renomination
Michigan's 13thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Rep. McCarthy Carolyn McCarthyDemocraticNew York's 4thJanuary 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. Northup Anne NorthupRepublicanKentucky's 3rdJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. Sanchez Loretta SanchezDemocraticCalifornia's 46thJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
California's 47thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 46thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Stabenow Debbie StabenowDemocraticMichigan's 8thJanuary 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate election in Michigan, 2000
Rep. Tauscher Ellen TauscherDemocraticCalifornia's 10thJanuary 3, 1997 –
June 26, 2009
Resigned to become Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense
Rep. Capps Lois CappsDemocraticCalifornia's 22ndMarch 10, 1998 –
January 3, 2003
Succeeded her husband
California's 23rdJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 24thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Bono Mack Mary Bono MackRepublicanCalifornia's 44thApril 7, 1998 –
January 3, 2003
Succeeded her husband
Lost re-election
California's 45thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Rep. Lee Barbara LeeDemocraticCalifornia's 9thApril 7, 1998 –
January 3, 2013
California's 13thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Wilson Heather WilsonRepublicanNew Mexico's 1stJune 25, 1998 –
January 3, 2009
Retired to unsuccessfully run for Republican nomination for the United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2008
Rep. Baldwin Tammy BaldwinDemocraticWisconsin's 2ndJanuary 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
First openly gay person elected to Congress and first lesbian
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Wisconsin, 2012
Rep. Berkley Shelley BerkleyDemocraticNevada's 1stJanuary 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in Nevada, 2012
Rep. Biggert Judy BiggertRepublicanIllinois's 13thJanuary 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Tubbs-Jones Stephanie Tubbs JonesDemocraticOhio's 11thJanuary 3, 1999 –
August 20, 2008
Died in office
Rep. Napolitano Grace NapolitanoDemocraticCalifornia's 34thJanuary 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
California's 38thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 32ndJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Schakowsky Jan SchakowskyDemocraticIllinois's 9thJanuary 3, 1999 –
Present
Rep. Moore-Capito Shelley Moore CapitoRepublicanWest Virginia's 2ndJanuary 3, 2001 –
Present
Rep. Davis Jo Ann DavisRepublicanVirginia's 1stJanuary 3, 2001 –
October 6, 2007
Died in office
Rep. Davis Susan DavisDemocraticCalifornia's 49thJanuary 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
California's 53rdJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Hart Melissa HartRepublicanPennsylvania's 4thJanuary 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. McCollum Betty McCollumDemocraticMinnesota's 4thJanuary 3, 2001 –
Present
Rep. Solis Hilda SolisDemocraticCalifornia's 31stJanuary 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Resigned to become United States Secretary of Labor
California's 32ndJanuary 3, 2003 –
February 24, 2009
Rep. Watson Diane WatsonDemocraticCalifornia's 32ndJune 5, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Previously served as United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia
Retired
California's 33rdJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Rep. Blackburn Marsha BlackburnRepublicanTennessee's 7thJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Bordallo Madeleine BordalloDemocraticGuam's at-largeJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Brown-Waite Ginny Brown-WaiteRepublicanFlorida's 5thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Retired
Rep. Harris Katherine HarrisRepublicanFlorida's 13thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate election in Florida, 2006
Rep. Majette Denise MajetteDemocraticGeorgia's 4thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate election in Georgia, 2004
Rep. Miller Candice MillerRepublicanMichigan's 10thJanuary 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Musgrave Marilyn MusgraveRepublicanColorado's 4thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Rep. Sánchez Linda SánchezDemocraticCalifornia's 39thJanuary 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 38thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Herseth Sandlin Stephanie Herseth SandlinDemocraticSouth Dakota's at-largeJune 1, 2004 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Bean Melissa BeanDemocraticIllinois's 8thJanuary 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Drake Thelma DrakeRepublicanVirginia's 2ndJanuary 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Rep. Foxx Virginia FoxxRepublicanNorth Carolina's 5thJanuary 3, 2005 –
Present
Rep. McMorris Rodgers Cathy McMorris RodgersRepublicanWashington's 5thJanuary 3, 2005 –
Present
Current chair of the House Republican Conference
Rep. Moore Gwen MooreDemocraticWisconsin's 4thJanuary 3, 2005 –
Present
Rep. Schwartz Allyson SchwartzDemocraticPennsylvania's 13thJanuary 3, 2005 –
Present
Rep. Schultz Debbie Wasserman SchultzDemocraticFlorida's 20thJanuary 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Florida's 23rdJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Matsui Doris MatsuiDemocraticCalifornia's 5thMarch 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Succeeded her husband
California's 6thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Schmidt Jean SchmidtRepublicanOhio's 2ndSeptember 6, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Lost renomination
Rep. Sekula-Gibbs Shelley Sekula-GibbsRepublicanTexas's 22ndNovember 13, 2006 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. Bacmann Michele BachmannRepublicanMinnesota 6thJanuary 3, 2007 –
Present
Ran for President of the United States in the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012
Rep. Boyda Nancy BoydaDemocraticKansas's 2ndJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Rep. Castor Kathy CastorDemocraticFlorida's 11thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Florida's 14thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Clarke Yvette ClarkeDemocraticNew York's 11thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 9thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Fallin Mary FallinRepublicanOklahoma 5thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
Previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma;
Retired to run successfully for Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2010
Rep. Giffords Gabrielle GiffordsDemocraticArizona's 8thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 25, 2012
Resigned due to the injuries of being shot in the head at close range during an assassination attempt during the 2011 Tucson shooting and survived
Rep. Gillibrand Kirsten GillibrandDemocraticNew York's 20thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 25, 2009
Resigned to accept appointment to the United States Senate, successfully ran for the United States Senate special election in New York, 2010
Rep. Hirono Mazie HironoDemocraticHawaii's 2ndJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
First Buddhist woman elected;
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Hawaii, 2012
Rep. Shea-Porter Carol Shea-PorterDemocraticNew Hampshire's 1stJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Later returned to Congress
January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Sutton Betty SuttonDemocraticOhio's 13thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Richardson Laura RichardsonDemocraticCalifornia's 37thJanuary 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Tsongas Niki TsongasDemocraticMassachusetts's 5thOctober 16, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Succeeded her husband (though not immediately)
Massachusetts's 3rdJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Speier Jackie SpeierDemocraticCalifornia's 12thApril 8, 2008 –
January 3, 2013
California's 14thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Edwards Donna EdwardsDemocraticMaryland's 4thJune 17, 2008 –
Rep. Fudge Marcia FudgeDemocraticOhio's 11thNovember 18, 2008 –
Rep. Dahlkemper Kathy DahlkemperDemocraticPennsylvania's 3rdJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Halvorson Debbie HalvorsonDemocraticIllinois's 11thJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Jenkins Lynn JenkinsRepublicanKansas's 2ndJanuary 3, 2009 –
Present
Rep. Kilroy Mary Jo KilroyDemocraticOhio's 15thJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Kirkpatrick Ann KirkpatrickDemocraticArizona's 1stJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Later returned to Congress
January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Kosmas Suzanne KosmasDemocraticFlorida's 24thJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Lummis Cynthia LummisRepublicanWyoming's at-largeJanuary 3, 2009 –
Present
Rep. Markey Betsy MarkeyDemocraticColorado's 4thJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Pingree Chellie PingreeDemocraticMaine's 1stJanuary 3, 2009 –
Present
Rep. Titus Dina TitusDemocraticNevada's 3rdJanuary 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Later returned to Congress
Nevada's 1stJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Chu Judy ChuDemocraticCalifornia's 32ndJune 19, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
First Chinese American woman elected
California's 27thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Adams Sandy AdamsRepublicanFlorida's 24thJanuary 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost renomination
Rep. Bass Karen BassDemocraticCalifornia's 33rdJanuary 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
California's 37thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Black Diane BlackRepublicanTennessee's 6thJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Buerkle Ann Marie BuerkleRepublicanNew York's 25thJanuary 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Ellmers Renee EllmersRepublicanNorth Carolina's 2ndJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Hanabusa Colleen HanabusaDemocraticHawaii's 1stJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Hartzler Vicky HartzlerRepublicanMissouri's 4thJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Hayworth Nan HayworthRepublicanNew York's 19thJanuary 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Herrera Beutler Jaime Herrera BeutlerRepublicanWashington's 3rdJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Noem Kristi NoemRepublicanSouth Dakota's at-largeJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Roby Martha RobyRepublicanAlabama's 2ndJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Sewell Terri SewellDemocraticAlabama's 7thJanuary 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Wilson Frederica WilsonDemocraticFlorida's 17thJanuary 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Florida's 24thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Hochul Kathy HochulDemocraticNew York's 26thJune 1, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Hahn Janice HahnDemocraticCalifornia's 36thJuly 12, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
California's 44thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Bonamici Suzanne BonamiciDemocraticOregon's 1stJanuary 21, 2012 –
Present
Rep. DelBene Suzan DelBeneDemocraticWashington's 1stNovember 6, 2012 –
Present
Rep. Beatty Joyce BeattyDemocraticOhio's 3rdJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Brooks Susan BrooksRepublicanIndiana's 5thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Brownley Julia BrownleyDemocraticCalifornia's 26thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Bustos Cheri BustosDemocraticIllinois's 17thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Duckworth Tammy DuckworthDemocraticIllinois's 8thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Previously served as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Rep. Esty Elizabeth EstyDemocraticConnecticut's 5thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Frankel Lois FrankelDemocraticFlorida's 22ndJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Gabbard Tulsi GabbardDemocraticHawaii's 2ndJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
First Hindu elected to Congress
Rep. Kuster Ann McLane KusterDemocraticNew Hampshire's 2ndJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Lujan Grisham Michelle Lujan GrishamDemocraticNew Mexico's 1stJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Meng Grace MengDemocraticNew York's 6thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Negrete McLeod Gloria Negrete McLeodDemocraticCalifornia's 35thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Sinema Kyrsten SinemaDemocraticArizona's 9thJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Wagner Ann WagnerRepublicanMissouri's 2ndJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Previously served as United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
Rep. Walorski Jackie WalorskiRepublicanIndiana's 2ndJanuary 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Kelly Robin KellyDemocraticIllinois's 2ndApril 11, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Clark Katherine ClarkDemocraticMassachusetts's 5thDecember 10, 2013 –
Present

Pregnancies[edit]

There have been nine members of the House of Representatives who were pregnant at least once during their tenure (one member three times). They are[3]

CongresswomanStateDate of deliveryMother's ageBaby genderNotes
Yvonne Brathwaite BurkeCaliforniaNovember 197340Girl
Enid Greene WaldholtzUtahAugust 199537Girl[4]
Susan MolinariNew YorkMay 10, 199638Girl[5]
Blanche LincolnArkansasJune 199635Twin boysChose not to run for re-election due to the pregnancy[6]
Cathy McMorris RodgersWashingtonApril 29, 200737Boy[7]
Kirsten GillibrandNew YorkMay 15, 200841Boy[8]
Stephanie Herseth SandlinSouth DakotaDecember 15, 200838Boy[9]
Linda SánchezCaliforniaMay 13, 200940BoyUnmarried when pregnancy announced, married a month before delivery[10]
Cathy McMorris RodgersWashingtonDecember 201041GirlFirst member to give birth in office twice[11]
Jaime Herrera BeutlerWashingtonJuly 15, 201334Girl[12]
Cathy McMorris RodgersWashingtonNovember 24, 201344GirlFirst member to give birth in office three times[13]

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References[edit]

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