Mary Norton of New Jersey: Congressional Trailblazer


by
David L. Porter

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 12.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress from the Democratic Party, an eastern state, or urban section east of the Mississippi River and to chair a major congressional committee. Besides chairing the District of Columbia Committee, she steered through the Labor Committee and the House the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and inspired young women of limited educational and meager financial background to participate in politics.

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress from the Democratic Party, an eastern state, or urban section east of the Mississippi River and to chair a major congressional committee. Besides chairing the District of Columbia Committee, she steered through the Labor Committee and the House the landmark Fair… (more)

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the United States House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the United States Congress from the Democratic Party, an eastern state, or urban section east of the Mississippi River and to chair a major congressional committee. Besides chairing the District of Columbia Committee, she steered through the Labor Committee and the House the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and inspired young women of limited educational and meager financial background to participate in politics.

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