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Encyclopedia > Eleanor Holmes Norton
Eleanor Holmes Norton


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington, DC's At-large district
In office
1991-present
Preceded by Walter Fauntroy
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born June 13, 1937 (1937-06-13) (age 69)
Washington, DC
Political party Democratic
Spouse divorced
Religion Episcopalian

Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is the non-voting Delegate from the District of Columbia to the United States House of Representatives (map). http://bioguide. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Bloc voting (or block voting) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single multimember constituency. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Edward Fauntroy (born February 6, 1933) was the first Delegate elected to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia in the 20th century. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The arms of the Episcopal Church are based on the St Georges Cross, a symbol of England (mother of world Anglicanism), with a saltire reminiscent of the Cross of St Andrew in the canton in reference to the historical origins of the American episcopate in the Scottish Episcopal Church. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A Delegate to Congress is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives who is elected from a U.S. territory or from the District of Columbia. ... ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...

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Early life

Norton was born in Washington, D.C., and attended Antioch College, Yale University (M.A. 1963) and Yale University Law School (L.L.B 1964). Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (=Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Antioch College is a private, independent liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ...


Norton worked as a lawyer in private practice, then became a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. She has served as an assistant legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, adjunct assistant professor at New York University Law School, executive assistant to the Mayor of New York, chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a senior fellow of the Urban Institute, and a professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Judge Higginbotham (right) with President Clinton at a Medal of Freedom ceremony on September 29, 1995 Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr. ... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City, whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, is a United States federal agency tasked with ending employment discrimination in the United States. ... The schools original sign, preserved on the north quad of the present-day campus. ...


Delegate to Congress

Norton was elected in 1990 as a Democratic non-voting delegate to the House, and took office on January 3, 1991. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Unlike a full Representative, the delegate from the District of Columbia is not permitted a legislative vote. Also, she may speak only on behalf of the District and vote only in committee, not on the House floor. The District, which has no Senate member at all, shares its limited form of Congressional representation with Puerto Rico and three other U.S. territories: Guam, American Samoa, and the US Virgin Islands. Unlike those territories or any other place in the United States, citizens are subject to most federal laws, including taxation, despite not being represented in Congress. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...

See also: District of Columbia voting rights

Voting rights in the District of Columbia differ from those of United States citizens in other parts of the country. ...

Voting status

According to news reports,[1] [2] the DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act appears likely to pass Congress in early 2007, though President Bush has said he will veto it, and the Congressional Research Service says that the Act will "likely" be found unconstitutional.[3] If the bill were to become law, Norton would not automatically become a voting member of the House. Rather, a special election would be called to fill the seat. Given her 16 years of service as delegate, Norton would likely be the favorite to win that election. The DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act of 2006 is a bill proposed in Congress by Thomas Davis (R) of Virginia, and has recieved bi-partisan, although mostly Republican, support from 24 other co-sponsers. ... The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. ...


Appearances

On July 27, 2006, Norton appeared on the Better Know A District segment of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, in which she spiritedly defended the District of Columbia's claim to being a part of the United States. Norton also appeared on the joint Colbert Report/Daily Show "Midterm Midtacular" special on November 7, 2006. A further interview with Stephen Colbert was conducted on March 22, 2007 on the subject of representation in the District of Columbia. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Better Know a District, (also known as BKAD) is a recurring segment on The Colbert Report. ... Comedy Central is a cable television and satellite television channel in the United States and, as of October 19, 2006, in Poland[1] and of January 15, 2007 in Germany[2]. Two more countries are following, from April 30 in the Netherlands and from May in Italy. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, who previously became well known as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the actor. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Colbert and Norton have a friendly rivalry, with their interviews usually involving Colbert belittling Norton's fight for fair representation of D.C.


Norton is a regular panelist on the PBS women's news program To the Contrary. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


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Preceded by
Walter Fauntroy
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from the District of Columbia

January 3, 1991 – present
Incumbent

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Eleanor Holmes Norton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (385 words)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is the non-voting Delegate from the District of Columbia to the United States House of Representatives (map).
Norton was elected in 1990 as a Democratic non-voting delegate to the House, and took office on January 3, 1991.
Norton was featured on the July 27, 2006 Better Know A District segment of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report in which she spiritedly defended the District of Columbia's claim to being a part of the United States.
CONGRESSWOMAN ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON (7/11/96) (1839 words)
EHN: The students particularly welcomed the anti-Vietnam position of Martin Luther King, and his devotion to non-violence was the modus operandi of our movement.
EHN: Well, inevitably, in the Cold War atmosphere, the McCarthyite atmosphere of the 1950s, anybody who was engaged in protest must be a commie.
EHN: Well, the War on Poverty was one of the most important developments in the second half of the 20th century in America.
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