Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
The District of Columbia
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, serving as congresswoman for the District of Columbia since 1991, is a national figure who has been a civil rights and feminist leader, tenured professor of law, and board member at three Fortune 500 companies. Congresswoman Norton has been named one of the 100 most important American women in one survey and one of the most powerful women in Washington in another. The Congresswoman’s work for full congressional voting representation and for full democracy for the people of the District of Columbia continues her lifelong struggle for universal human and civil rights.