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]

Congress Years in Congress % in House % in Senate %
65th 1917–1919 1 0.2% 1 0.2% 0 0%
66th 1919–1921 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
67th 1921–1923 4 0.7% 3 0.7% 1 1%
68th 1923–1925 1 0.2% 1 0.2% 0 0%
69th 1925–1927 3 0.6% 3 0.7% 0 0%
70th 1927–1929 5 0.9% 5 1.1% 0 0%
71st 1929–1931 9 1.7% 9 2.1% 0 0%
72nd 1931–1933 8 1.5% 7 1.6% 1 1%
73rd 1933–1935 8 1.5% 7 1.6% 1 1%
74th 1935–1937 8 1.5% 6 1.4% 2 2%
75th 1937–1939 9 1.7% 6 1.4% 3 3%
76th 1939–1941 9 1.7% 8 1.8% 1 1%
77th 1941–1943 10 1.9% 9 2.1% 1 1%
78th 1943–1945 9 1.7% 8 1.8% 1 1%
79th 1945–1947 11 2.1% 11 2.5% 0 0%
80th 1947–1949 8 1.5% 7 1.6% 1 1%
81st 1949–1951 10 1.9% 9 2.1% 1 1%
82nd 1951–1953 11 2.1% 10 2.3% 1 1%
83rd 1953–1955 15 2.8% 12 2.8% 3 3%
84th 1955–1957 18 3.4% 17 3.9% 1 1%
85th 1957–1959 16 3.0% 15 3.4% 1 1%
86th 1959–1961 19 3.5% 17 3.9% 2 2%
87th 1961–1963 20 3.7% 18 4.1% 2 2%
88th 1963–1965 14 2.6% 12 2.8% 2 2%
89th 1965–1967 13 2.4% 11 2.5% 2 2%
90th 1967–1969 12 2.2% 11 2.5% 1 1%
91st 1969–1971 11 2.1% 10 2.3% 1 1%
92nd 1971–1973 15 2.8% 13 3.0% 2 2%
93rd 1973–1975 16 3.0% 16 3.7% 0 0%
94th 1975–1977 19 3.6% 19 4.4% 0 0%
95th 1977–1979 20 3.7% 18 4.1% 2 2%
96th 1979–1981 17 3.2% 16 3.7% 1 1%
97th 1981–1983 23 4.3% 21 4.8% 2 2%
98th 1983–1985 24 4.5% 22 5.0% 2 2%
99th 1985–1987 25 4.7% 23 5.3% 2 2%
100th 1987–1989 26 4.9% 24 5.5% 2 2%
101st 1989–1991 31 5.8% 29 6.7% 2 2%
102nd 1991–1993 33 6.2% 30 6.9% 3 3%
103rd 1993–1995 55 10.3% 48 11.0% 7 7%
104th 1995–1997 59 11.0% 50 11.5% 9 9%
105th 1997–1999 66 12.3% 57 13.1% 9 9%
106th 1999–2001 67 12.5% 58 13.3% 9 9%
107th 2001–2003 75 14.0% 62 14.3% 13 13%
108th 2003–2005 77 14.4% 63 14.5% 14 14%
109th 2005–2007 85 15.9% 71 16.3% 14 14%
110th 2007–2009 94 17.6% 78 17.9% 16 16%
111th 2009–2011 96 17.9% 79 18.2% 17 17%
112th 2011–2013 96 17.9% 79 18.2% 17 17%
113th 2013–2015 102 19.1% 82 18.9% 20 20%

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

Congress Years Women total Republican % of women % of party Democratic % of women % of party
65th 1917–1919 1 1 100% 0.5% 0 0.0% 0.0%
66th 1919–1921 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0%
67th 1921–1923 3 3 100% 0.3% 0 0.0% 0.0%
68th 1923–1925 1 1 100% 0.4% 0 0.0% 0.0%
69th 1925–1927 3 2 66.7% 0.4% 1 33.3% 0.5%
70th 1927–1929 5 3 60.0% 1.3% 2 40.0% 0.5%
71st 1929–1931 9 5 55.6% 1.9% 4 44.4% 1.8%
72nd 1931–1933 7 3 42.9% 1.4% 4 57.1% 1.4%
73rd 1933–1935 7 3 42.9% 1.7% 4 57.1% 1.0%
74th 1935–1937 6 2 33.3% 1.9% 4 66.7% 1.2%
75th 1937–1939 6 1 16.7% 1.1% 5 83.3% 1.2%
76th 1939–1941 8 4 50.0% 1.2% 4 50.0% 0.8%
77th 1941–1943 9 5 55.6% 3.1% 4 44.4% 0.7%
78th 1943–1945 8 6 75.0% 2.9% 2 25.0% 0.5%
79th 1945–1947 11 5 45.5% 2.6% 6 54.5% 1.7%
80th 1947–1949 7 5 71.4% 2.0% 2 28.6% 1.1%
81st 1949–1951 9 4 44.4% 2.3% 5 55.6% 1.5%
82nd 1951–1953 10 6 60.0% 3.0% 4 40.0% 0.9%
83rd 1953–1955 12 7 58.3% 2.7% 5 41.7% 2.3%
84th 1955–1957 17 7 41.2% 3.0% 10 58.8% 3.4%
85th 1957–1959 15 6 40.0% 3.0% 9 60.0% 3.8%
86th 1959–1961 17 8 47.1% 5.2% 9 52.9% 2.8%
87th 1961–1963 18 7 38.9% 3.5% 11 61.1% 3.4%
88th 1963–1965 12 6 50.0% 2.8% 6 50.0% 2.3%
89th 1965–1967 11 4 36.4% 2.9% 7 63.6% 2.0%
90th 1967–1969 11 5 45.5% 2.7% 6 54.5% 2.4%
91st 1969–1971 10 4 40.0% 2.1% 6 60.0% 2.5%
92nd 1971–1973 13 3 23.1% 1.1% 10 76.9% 3.5%
93rd 1973–1975 16 2 12.5% 1.0% 14 87.5% 5.0%
94th 1975–1977 19 5 26.3% 2.8% 14 73.7% 4.8%
95th 1977–1979 18 5 27.8% 3.5% 13 72.2% 4.5%
96th 1979–1981 16 5 31.3% 3.2% 11 68.8% 4.0%
97th 1981–1983 21 10 47.6% 4.7% 11 52.4% 3.7%
98th 1983–1985 22 9 40.9% 5.5% 13 59.1% 4.4%
99th 1985–1987 23 11 47.8% 6.0% 12 52.2% 4.3%
100th 1987–1989 24 11 45.8% 6.2% 13 54.2% 4.3%
101st 1989–1991 29 13 44.8% 6.0% 16 55.2% 5.6%
102nd 1991–1993 30 9 30.0% 5.5% 21 70.0% 7.0%
103rd 1993–1995 48 12 25.0% 6.8% 36 75.0% 13.6%
104th 1995–1997 50 18 36.0% 7.4% 32 64.0% 14.7%
105th 1997–1999 57 18 31.6% 6.6% 39 68.4% 17.0%
106th 1999–2001 58 17 29.3% 7.6% 41 70.7% 18.5%
107th 2001–2003 62 18 29.0% 8.1% 44 71.0% 19.0%
108th 2003–2005 63 21 33.3% 9.2% 42 66.7% 18.5%
109th 2005–2007 71 25 35.2% 9.9% 46 64.8% 20.9%
110th 2007–2009 78 21 26.9% 9.9% 57 73.1% 20.2%
111th 2009–2011 79 17 21.5% 9.6% 62 78.5% 21.5%
112th 2011–2013 79 24 30.4% 9.9% 55 69.6% 23.8%
113th 2013–2015 82 20 24.4% 8.2% 62 75.6% 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.

Representative Party District Years Notes
Rep. Rankin Jeannette Rankin Republican Montana At-large March 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 1st January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Rep. Robertson Alice Mary Robertson Republican Oklahoma's 2nd March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
First woman to defeat an incumbent congressman
Lost re-election
Rep. Huck Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck Republican Illinois At-large November 7, 1922 –
March 3, 1923
Succeeded her father in a special election
First woman incumbent defeated in a primary
Rep. Nolan Mae Nolan Republican California's 5th January 23, 1923 –
March 3, 1925
First woman to win a special election
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Kahn Florence Prag Kahn Republican California's 4th March 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 Norton Democratic New Jersey's 12th March 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 13th March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1951
Rep. Rogers Edith Nourse Rogers Republican Massachusetts's 5th June 30, 1925 –
September 10, 1960
Succeeded her husband
First chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Died in office
Rep. Langley Katherine G. Langley Republican Kentucky's 7th March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1931
Succeeded her husband (though not immediately)
Retired
Rep. Oldfield Pearl Peden Oldfield Democratic Arkansas's 2nd January 9, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. McCormick Ruth Hanna McCormick Republican Illinois At-large March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Daughter of Mark Hanna
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate
Rep. Owen Ruth Bryan Owen Democratic Florida's 4th March 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 Pratt Republican New York's 17th March 4, 1929 –
March 3, 1933
Lost re-election
Rep. Wingo Effiegene Locke Wingo Democratic Arkansas's 4th November 4, 1930 –
March 3, 1933
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Eslick Willa McCord Blake Eslick Democratic Tennessee's 7th August 14, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
Succeeded her husband
Not eligible for re-election having not qualified for nomination
Rep. McCarthy Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy Democratic Kansas's 6th March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Lost re-election
Rep. Jenckes Virginia E. Jenckes Democratic Indiana's 6th March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Rep. Greenway Isabella Greenway Democratic Arizona At-large October 3, 1933 –
January 3, 1937
Retired
Rep. Clarke Marian W. Clarke Republican New York's 34th December 28, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. O'Day Caroline Love Goodwin O'Day Democratic New York At-large January 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 Honeyman Democratic Oregon's 3rd January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1939
Lost re-election
Rep. Gasque Elizabeth Hawley Gasque Democratic South Carolina's 6th September 13, 1938 –
January 3, 1939
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Sumner Jessie Sumner Republican Illinois's 18th January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
Retired
Rep. McMillan Clara G. McMillan Democratic South Carolina's 1st November 7, 1939 –
January 3, 1941
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Bolton Frances P. Bolton Republican Ohio's 22nd February 27, 1940 –
January 3, 1969
Succeeded her husband
Lost re-election
Rep. Smith Margaret Chase Smith Republican Maine's 2nd June 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 Gibbs Democratic Georgia's 8th October 1, 1940 –
January 3, 1941
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Byron Katharine Byron Democratic Maryland's 6th May 27, 1941 –
January 3, 1943
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Boland Veronica Grace Boland Democratic Pennsylvania's 11th November 3, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Luce Clare Boothe Luce Republican Connecticut's 4th January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1947
Retired
Later became United States Ambassador to Italy and Brazil
Rep. Stanley Winifred C. Stanley Republican New York At-large January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Retired
Rep. Fulmer Willa L. Fulmer Democratic South Carolina's 2nd November 7, 1944 –
January 3, 1945
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Douglas Emily Taft Douglas Democratic Illinois At-large January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election
Rep. Douglas Helen Gahagan Douglas Democratic California's 14th January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1951
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in California, 1950
Rep. Woodhouse Chase G. Woodhouse Democratic Connecticut's 2nd January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Lost re-election twice
January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
Rep. Mankin Helen Douglas Mankin Democratic Georgia's 5th February 12, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Lost renomination
Rep. Pratt Eliza Jane Pratt Democratic North Carolina's 8th May 25, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Retired
Rep. Lusk Georgia Lee Lusk Democratic New Mexico At-large January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
Lost renomination
Rep. St. George Katharine St. George Republican New York's 29th January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
New York's 28th January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
New York's 27th January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1965
Rep. Bosone Reva Beck Bosone Democratic Utah's 2nd January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
Lost re-election
Rep. Harden Cecil M. Harden Republican Indiana's 6th January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1959
Lost re-election
Rep. Kelly Edna F. Kelly Democratic New York's 10th November 8, 1949 –
January 3, 1963
Lost renomination
New York's 12th January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1969
Rep. Church Marguerite S. Church Republican Illinois's 13th January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Thompson Ruth Thompson Republican Michigan's 9th January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1957
First woman to sit on the House Judiciary Committee
Lost renomination
Rep. Kee Elizabeth Kee Democratic West Virginia's 5th July 17, 1951 –
January 3, 1965
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Buchanan Vera Buchanan Democratic Pennsylvania's 33rd July 24, 1951 –
January 3, 1953
Succeeded her husband
Died in office
Pennsylvania's 30th January 3, 1953 –
November 26, 1955
Rep. Pfost Gracie Pfost Democratic Idaho's 1st January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1963
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate
Rep. Sullivan Leonor Sullivan Democratic Missouri's 3rd January 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. Farrington Republican Hawaii Territory's At-large July 31, 1954 –
January 3, 1957
Succeeded her husband
First woman elected to Congress as a territorial delegate
Lost re-election
Rep. Blitch Iris Faircloth Blitch Democratic Georgia's 8th January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
Retired
Rep. Green Edith Green Democratic Oregon's 3rd January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
Retired
Rep. Griffiths Martha Griffiths Democratic Michigan's 17th January 3, 1955 –
December 31, 1974
Retired
Later became Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Rep. Knutson Coya Knutson Democratic Minnesota's 9th January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1959
Lost re-election
Rep. Granahan Kathryn E. Granahan Democratic Pennsylvania's 2nd November 6, 1956 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Later became Treasurer of the United States
Rep. Dwyer Florence P. Dwyer Republican New Jersey's 6th January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1967
Retired
New Jersey's 12th January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1973
Rep. May Catherine Dean May Republican Washington's 4th January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Lost re-election
Rep. Simpson Edna O. Simpson Republican Illinois's 20th January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Weis Jessica M. Weis Republican New York's 38th January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Retired
Rep. Hansen Julia Butler Hansen Democratic Washington's 3rd November 8, 1960 –
December 31, 1974
Retired
Rep. Norrell Catherine Dorris Norrell Democratic Arkansas's 6th April 19, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Reece Louise Goff Reece Republican Tennessee's 1st May 16, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Daughter of Guy D. Goff
Retired
Rep. Riley Corinne Boyd Riley Democratic South Carolina's 2nd April 10, 1962 –
January 3, 1963
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Reid Charlotte Thompson Reid Republican Illinois's 15th January 3, 1963 –
October 7, 1971
Succeeded her husband (as nominee)
Resigned to become a member of the Federal Communications Commission
Rep. Baker Irene Baker Republican Tennessee's 2nd January 7, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Mink Patsy Mink Democratic Hawaii's at-large January 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 2nd January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
September 22, 1990 –
September 28, 2002
Rep. Thomas Lera Millard Thomas Democratic Texas's 8th March 26, 1966 –
January 3, 1967
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Heckler Margaret Heckler Republican Massachusetts's 10th January 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 Chisholm Democratic New York's 12th January 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 Abzug Democratic New York's 19th January 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 20th January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1977
Rep. Grasso Ella T. Grasso Democratic Connecticut's 6th January 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 Hicks Democratic Massachusetts's 9th January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1973
Lost re-election
Rep. Andrews Elizabeth B. Andrews Democratic Alabama's 3rd April 4, 1972–
January 3, 1973
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Braithwaite-Burke Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Democratic California's 37th January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1975
Retired to unsuccessfully run for California Attorney General
California's 28th January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Rep. Holt Marjorie Holt Republican Maryland's 4th January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1987
Retired
Rep. Holtzman Elizabeth Holtzman Democratic New York's 16th January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1981
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in New York, 1980
Rep. Jordan Barbara Jordan Democratic Texas's 18th January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Retired
Rep. Schroeder Patricia Schroeder Democratic Colorado's 1st January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Rep. Boggs Lindy Boggs Democratic Louisiana's 2nd March 20, 1973 –
January 3, 1991
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Later became United States Ambassador to the Holy See
Rep. Collins Cardiss Collins Democratic Illinois's 7th June 5, 1973 –
January 3, 1997
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Fenwick Millicent Fenwick Republican New Jersey's 5th January 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 Keys Democratic Kansas's 2nd January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Lost re-election
Rep. Lloyd Marilyn Lloyd Democratic Tennessee's 3rd January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1995
Succeeded her husband (as nominee)
Retired
Rep. Stevenson-Meyner Helen Stevenson Meyner Democratic New Jersey's 13th January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Lost re-election
Rep. Smith Virginia D. Smith Republican Nebraska's 3rd January 3, 1975 –
January 3, 1991
Retired
Rep. Spellman Gladys Spellman Democratic Marylands's 5th January 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 Pettis Republican California's 37th February 14, 1975 –
January 3, 1979
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Mikulski Barbara Mikulski Democratic Maryland's 3rd January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1987
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Maryland, 1986
Rep. Oakar Mary Rose Oakar Democratic Ohio's 20th January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
Lost re-election
Rep. Byron Beverly Byron Democratic Maryland's 6th January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1993
Succeeded her husband
Lost renomination
Rep. Ferraro Geraldine Ferraro Democratic New York's 9th January 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 Snowe Republican Maine's 2nd January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in Maine, 1994
Rep. Fiedler Bobbi Fiedler Republican California's 21st January 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 Martin Republican Illinois's 16th January 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 Roukema Republican New Jersey's 7th January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1983
Retired
New Jersey's 5th January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Rep. Schneider Claudine Schneider Republican Rhode Island's 2nd January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1991
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1990
Rep. Kennelly Barbara B. Kennelly Democratic Connecticut's 1st January 12, 1982 –
January 3, 1999
Retired to unsuccessfully run for Governor of Connecticut
Rep. Spencer-Ashbrook Jean Spencer Ashbrook Republican Ohio's 17th June 29, 1982 –
January 3, 1983
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Hall Katie Hall Democratic Indiana's 1st November 2, 1982 –
January 3, 1985
Lost renomination
Rep. Boxer Barbara Boxer Democratic California's 6th January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
Retired to successfully run for the United States Senate election in California, 1992
Rep. Johnson Nancy Johnson Republican Connecticut's 6th January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election
Connecticut's 5th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Rep. Kaptur Marcy Kaptur Democratic Ohio's 9th January 3, 1983 –
Present
Current dean of women in the House
Rep. Vucanovich Barbara Vucanovich Republican Nevada's 2nd January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Rep. Burton Sala Burton Democratic California's 5th June 21, 1983 –
February 1, 1987
Succeeded her husband
Died in office
Rep. Delich-Bentley Helen Delich Bentley Republican Maryland's 2nd January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1995
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland
Rep. Meyers Jan Meyers Republican Kansas's 3rd January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1997
First woman chair of the House Small Business Committee
Retired
Rep. Small-Long Catherine Small Long Democratic Louisiana's 8th March 30, 1985 –
January 3, 1987
Succeeded her husband
Retired
Rep. Morella Connie Morella Republican Maryland's 8th January 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. Patterson Democratic South Carolina's 4th January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
Daughter of Olin D. Johnston
Lost re-election
Rep. Saiki Pat Saiki Republican Hawaii's 1st January 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 Slaughter Democratic New York's 30th January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
First woman chair of the House Rules Committee
New York's 28th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 25th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Pelosi Nancy Pelosi Democratic California's 5th June 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 8th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
California's 12th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Lowey Nita Lowey Democratic New York's 20th January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1993
New York's 18th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 17th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Unsoeld Jolene Unsoeld Democratic Washington's 3rd January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Long-Thompson Jill Long Thompson Democratic Indiana's 4th March 28, 1989 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican Florida's 18th August 29, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
First Hispanic woman elected
First woman chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Florida's 27th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Molinari Susan Molinari Republican New York's 14th March 20, 1990 –
January 3, 1993
Retired
New York's 13th January 3, 1993 –
August 2, 1997
Rep. Collins Barbara-Rose Collins Democratic Michigan's 13th January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
Lost renomination
Michigan's 15th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Rep. DeLauro Rosa DeLauro Democratic Connecticut's 3rd January 3, 1991 –
Present
Rep. Horn Joan Kelly Horn Democratic Missouri's 2nd January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
Lost re-election
Rep. Holmes-Norton Eleanor Holmes Norton Democratic DC At-large January 3, 1991 –
Present
Rep. Waters Maxine Waters Democratic California's 29th January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1993
California's 35th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
California's 43rd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Clayton Eva Clayton Democratic North Carolina's 1st November 3, 1992 –
January 3, 2003
Retired
Rep. Brown Corrine Brown Democratic Florida's 3rd January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Florida's 5th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Byrne Leslie L. Byrne Democratic Virginia's 11th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Cantwell Maria Cantwell Democratic Washington's 1st January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Later successfully ran for the United States Senate election in Washington, 2000
Rep. Danner Pat Danner Democratic Missouri's 6th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Rep. Dunn Jennifer Dunn Republican Washington's 8th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2005
Retired
Rep. English Karan English Democratic Arizona's 6th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Eshoo Anna Eshoo Democratic California's 14th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
California's 18th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Fowler Tillie K. Fowler Republican Florida's 4th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Rep. Furse Elizabeth Furse Democratic Oregon's 1st January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1999
Retired
Rep. Harman Jane Harman Democratic California's 36th January 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 Johnson Democratic Texas's 30th January 3, 1993 –
Present
Rep. Lincoln Blanche Lincoln Democratic Arkansas's 1st January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Later successfully ran for the United States Senate election in Arkansas, 1998
Rep. Maloney Carolyn Maloney Democratic New York's 14th January 3, 1993 –
Present
Rep. Margolies-Mezvinsky Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky Democratic Pennsylvania's 13th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. McKinney Cynthia McKinney Democratic Georgia's 11th January 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 4th January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2007
Rep. Meek Carrie P. Meek Democratic Florida's 17th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Retired
Rep. Pryce Deborah Pryce Republican Ohio's 15th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2009
First woman chair of the House Republican Conference
Retired
Rep. Roybal-Allard Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic California's 33rd January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
California's 34th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 40th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Schenk Lynn Schenk Democratic California's 49th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Shepherd Karen Shepherd Democratic Utah's 2nd January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
Lost re-election
Rep. Thurman Karen Thurman Democratic Florida's 5th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2003
Lost re-election
Rep. Velázquez Nydia Velázquez Democratic New York's 12th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 7th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Woolsey Lynn Woolsey Democratic California's 6th January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
Retired
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage Helen Chenoweth-Hage Republican Idaho's 1st January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Retired
Rep. Cubin Barbara Cubin Republican Wyoming's at-large January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2009
Retired
Rep. Jackson-Lee Shelia Jackson Lee Democratic Texas's 18th January 3, 1995 –
Present
Rep. Kelly Sue Kelly Republican New York's 19th January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. Lofgren Zoe Lofgren Democratic California's 16th January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
California's 19th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. McCarthy Karen McCarthy Democratic Missouri's 5th January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2005
Retired
Rep. Myrick Sue Myrick Republican North Carolina's 9th January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
Retired
Rep. Rivers Lynn N. Rivers Democratic Michigan's 13th January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2003
Lost renomination
Rep. Sestrand Andrea Seastrand Republican California's 22nd January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Lost re-election
Rep. Smith Linda Smith Republican Washington's 3rd January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate election in Washington, 1998
Rep. Greene Enid Greene Waldholtz Republican Utah's 2nd January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
Retired
Rep. Millender-McDonald Juanita Millender-McDonald Democratic California's 37th March 26, 1996 –
April 22, 2007
Died in office
Rep. Emerson Jo Ann Emerson Republican Missouri's 8th November 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 Carson Democratic Indiana's 10th January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
Died in office
Indiana's 7th January 3, 2003 –
December 15, 2007
Rep. Christian-Christensen Donna Christian-Christensen Democratic U.S. Virgin Island's At-large January 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. DeGette Diana DeGette Democratic Colorado's 1st January 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. Granger Kay Granger Republican Texas's 12th January 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. Hooley Darlene Hooley Democratic Oregon's 5th January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2009
Retired
Rep. Cheeks-Kilpatrick Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Democratic Michigan's 15th January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
Lost renomination
Michigan's 13th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Rep. McCarthy Carolyn McCarthy Democratic New York's 4th January 3, 1997 –
Present
Rep. Northup Anne Northup Republican Kentucky's 3rd January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. Sanchez Loretta Sanchez Democratic California's 46th January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
California's 47th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 46th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Stabenow Debbie Stabenow Democratic Michigan's 8th January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2001
Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate election in Michigan, 2000
Rep. Tauscher Ellen Tauscher Democratic California's 10th January 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 Capps Democratic California's 22nd March 10, 1998 –
January 3, 2003
Succeeded her husband
California's 23rd January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 24th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Bono Mack Mary Bono Mack Republican California's 44th April 7, 1998 –
January 3, 2003
Succeeded her husband
Lost re-election
California's 45th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
Rep. Lee Barbara Lee Democratic California's 9th April 7, 1998 –
January 3, 2013
California's 13th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Wilson Heather Wilson Republican New Mexico's 1st June 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 Baldwin Democratic Wisconsin's 2nd January 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 Berkley Democratic Nevada's 1st January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
Retired to unsuccessfully run for the United States Senate election in Nevada, 2012
Rep. Biggert Judy Biggert Republican Illinois's 13th January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Tubbs-Jones Stephanie Tubbs Jones Democratic Ohio's 11th January 3, 1999 –
August 20, 2008
Died in office
Rep. Napolitano Grace Napolitano Democratic California's 34th January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2003
California's 38th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 32nd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Schakowsky Jan Schakowsky Democratic Illinois's 9th January 3, 1999 –
Present
Rep. Moore-Capito Shelley Moore Capito Republican West Virginia's 2nd January 3, 2001 –
Present
Rep. Davis Jo Ann Davis Republican Virginia's 1st January 3, 2001 –
October 6, 2007
Died in office
Rep. Davis Susan Davis Democratic California's 49th January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
California's 53rd January 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Hart Melissa Hart Republican Pennsylvania's 4th January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. McCollum Betty McCollum Democratic Minnesota's 4th January 3, 2001 –
Present
Rep. Solis Hilda Solis Democratic California's 31st January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Resigned to become United States Secretary of Labor
California's 32nd January 3, 2003 –
February 24, 2009
Rep. Watson Diane Watson Democratic California's 32nd June 5, 2001 –
January 3, 2003
Previously served as United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia
Retired
California's 33rd January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Rep. Blackburn Marsha Blackburn Republican Tennessee's 7th January 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Bordallo Madeleine Bordallo Democratic Guam's at-large January 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Brown-Waite Ginny Brown-Waite Republican Florida's 5th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2011
Retired
Rep. Harris Katherine Harris Republican Florida's 13th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2007
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate election in Florida, 2006
Rep. Majette Denise Majette Democratic Georgia's 4th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2005
Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate election in Georgia, 2004
Rep. Miller Candice Miller Republican Michigan's 10th January 3, 2003 –
Present
Rep. Musgrave Marilyn Musgrave Republican Colorado's 4th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Rep. Sánchez Linda Sánchez Democratic California's 39th January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2013
California's 38th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Herseth Sandlin Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Democratic South Dakota's at-large June 1, 2004 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Bean Melissa Bean Democratic Illinois's 8th January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Drake Thelma Drake Republican Virginia's 2nd January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Rep. Foxx Virginia Foxx Republican North Carolina's 5th January 3, 2005 –
Present
Rep. McMorris Rodgers Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican Washington's 5th January 3, 2005 –
Present
Current chair of the House Republican Conference
Rep. Moore Gwen Moore Democratic Wisconsin's 4th January 3, 2005 –
Present
Rep. Schwartz Allyson Schwartz Democratic Pennsylvania's 13th January 3, 2005 –
Present
Rep. Schultz Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic Florida's 20th January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Florida's 23rd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Matsui Doris Matsui Democratic California's 5th March 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Succeeded her husband
California's 6th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Schmidt Jean Schmidt Republican Ohio's 2nd September 6, 2005 –
January 3, 2013
Lost renomination
Rep. Sekula-Gibbs Shelley Sekula-Gibbs Republican Texas's 22nd November 13, 2006 –
January 3, 2007
Lost re-election
Rep. Bacmann Michele Bachmann Republican Minnesota 6th January 3, 2007 –
Present
Ran for President of the United States in the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012
Rep. Boyda Nancy Boyda Democratic Kansas's 2nd January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2009
Lost re-election
Rep. Castor Kathy Castor Democratic Florida's 11th January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Florida's 14th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Clarke Yvette Clarke Democratic New York's 11th January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
New York's 9th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Fallin Mary Fallin Republican Oklahoma 5th January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
Previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma;
Retired to run successfully for Oklahoma gubernatorial election, 2010
Rep. Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Democratic Arizona's 8th January 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 Gillibrand Democratic New York's 20th January 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 Hirono Democratic Hawaii's 2nd January 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-Porter Democratic New Hampshire's 1st January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Later returned to Congress
January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Sutton Betty Sutton Democratic Ohio's 13th January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Richardson Laura Richardson Democratic California's 37th January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Tsongas Niki Tsongas Democratic Massachusetts's 5th October 16, 2007 –
January 3, 2013
Succeeded her husband (though not immediately)
Massachusetts's 3rd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Speier Jackie Speier Democratic California's 12th April 8, 2008 –
January 3, 2013
California's 14th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Edwards Donna Edwards Democratic Maryland's 4th June 17, 2008 –
Rep. Fudge Marcia Fudge Democratic Ohio's 11th November 18, 2008 –
Rep. Dahlkemper Kathy Dahlkemper Democratic Pennsylvania's 3rd January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Halvorson Debbie Halvorson Democratic Illinois's 11th January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Jenkins Lynn Jenkins Republican Kansas's 2nd January 3, 2009 –
Present
Rep. Kilroy Mary Jo Kilroy Democratic Ohio's 15th January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Kirkpatrick Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic Arizona's 1st January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Later returned to Congress
January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Kosmas Suzanne Kosmas Democratic Florida's 24th January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Lummis Cynthia Lummis Republican Wyoming's at-large January 3, 2009 –
Present
Rep. Markey Betsy Markey Democratic Colorado's 4th January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Rep. Pingree Chellie Pingree Democratic Maine's 1st January 3, 2009 –
Present
Rep. Titus Dina Titus Democratic Nevada's 3rd January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
Lost re-election
Later returned to Congress
Nevada's 1st January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Chu Judy Chu Democratic California's 32nd June 19, 2009 –
January 3, 2013
First Chinese American woman elected
California's 27th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Adams Sandy Adams Republican Florida's 24th January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost renomination
Rep. Bass Karen Bass Democratic California's 33rd January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
California's 37th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Black Diane Black Republican Tennessee's 6th January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Buerkle Ann Marie Buerkle Republican New York's 25th January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Ellmers Renee Ellmers Republican North Carolina's 2nd January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Hanabusa Colleen Hanabusa Democratic Hawaii's 1st January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Hartzler Vicky Hartzler Republican Missouri's 4th January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Hayworth Nan Hayworth Republican New York's 19th January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Herrera Beutler Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican Washington's 3rd January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Noem Kristi Noem Republican South Dakota's at-large January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Roby Martha Roby Republican Alabama's 2nd January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Sewell Terri Sewell Democratic Alabama's 7th January 3, 2011 –
Present
Rep. Wilson Frederica Wilson Democratic Florida's 17th January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Florida's 24th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Hochul Kathy Hochul Democratic New York's 26th June 1, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Lost re-election
Rep. Hahn Janice Hahn Democratic California's 36th July 12, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
California's 44th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Bonamici Suzanne Bonamici Democratic Oregon's 1st January 21, 2012 –
Present
Rep. DelBene Suzan DelBene Democratic Washington's 1st November 6, 2012 –
Present
Rep. Beatty Joyce Beatty Democratic Ohio's 3rd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Brooks Susan Brooks Republican Indiana's 5th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Brownley Julia Brownley Democratic California's 26th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Bustos Cheri Bustos Democratic Illinois's 17th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Duckworth Tammy Duckworth Democratic Illinois's 8th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Previously served as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Rep. Esty Elizabeth Esty Democratic Connecticut's 5th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Frankel Lois Frankel Democratic Florida's 22nd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Gabbard Tulsi Gabbard Democratic Hawaii's 2nd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Kuster Ann McLane Kuster Democratic New Hampshire's 2nd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Lujan Grisham Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic New Mexico's 1st January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Meng Grace Meng Democratic New York's 6th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Negrete McLeod Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic California's 35th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Sinema Kyrsten Sinema Democratic Arizona's 9th January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Wagner Ann Wagner Republican Missouri's 2nd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Previously served as United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
Rep. Walorski Jackie Walorski Republican Indiana's 2nd January 3, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Kelly Robin Kelly Democratic Illinois's 2nd April 11, 2013 –
Present
Rep. Clark Katherine Clark Democratic Massachusetts's 5th December 10, 2013 –
Present

Pregnancies[edit]

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

Congresswoman State Date of delivery Mother's age Baby gender Notes
Yvonne Braithwaite Burke California November 1973 40 Girl
Enid Greene Waldholtz Utah August 1995 37 Girl [4]
Susan Molinari New York May 10, 1996 38 Girl [5]
Blanche Lincoln Arkansas June 1996 35 Twin boys Chose not to run for re-election due to the pregnancy[6]
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington April 29, 2007 37 Boy [7]
Kirsten Gillibrand New York May 15, 2008 41 Boy [8]
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin South Dakota December 15, 2008 38 Boy [9]
Linda Sanchez California May 13, 2009 40 Boy Unmarried when pregnancy announced, married a month before delivery[10]
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington December 2010 41 Girl First member to give birth in office twice[11]
Jaime Herrera Beutler Washington July 15, 2013 34 Girl [12]
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Washington November 24, 2013 44 Girl First member to give birth in office three times[13]

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References[edit]

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