New Reference Book: Women in Congress: 1917 – 2006

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Women in Congress: 1917 – 2006 prepared by The Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 328.73 W28

Covering 4 generations, this volume provides biographical information on each U.S. Congresswoman.

Arranged chronologically until the current Congress, entries are then arranged alphabetically.

Also available is the U.S. Government companion site: HERE.

Helpful for: Women’s Studies, Politics, History, Humanities

Ohrstrom Library congratulates Claire Branch and Victoria Hetz on their selection as this year’s SPS Interns for Senator John F. Kerry. These two gifted young women will be excellent ambassadors for our school as they contribute to the operation of Senator Kerry’s office this summer.  Perhaps someday they too will be listed in Women in Congress.

Image above: Chapman, C. T. Miss Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, speaking from the balcony of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Monday, April 2, 1917.  Photograph. 2 Apr. 1917. American Memory Project. Lib. of Congress, Washington. 11 Mar. 2009 <>.

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