Women in Congress

Women in the US House of Representatives

Jeannette Rankin Testifying for House Naval Affairs Committee, 1938
Jeannette Rankin Testifying for House Naval Affairs Committee, 1938. New York Times Co. / Getty Images

More than 200 women have served in the United States House of Representatives. From 1789 to 1916, the House was all - male. Following is an index of the women who've been Representatives - sometimes called Congresswomen or Congressmen - beginning with the first in 1917. They are listed by the year they first took office.

Jeannette Rankin

Republican - Montana
Served: 1917 - 1919, 1941 - 1943

Alice Mary Robertson

Republican - Oklahoma
Served: 1921 - 1923

Winnifred S. Huck

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1922 - 1923

Mae Ella Nolan

Republican - California
Served: 1923 - 1925

Florence P. Kahn

Republican - California
Served: 1925 - 1937

Mary T. Norton

Democrat - New Jersey
Served: 1925 - 1951

Edith Nourse Rogers

Republican - Massachusetts
Served: 1925 - 1960

Katherine Gudger Langley

Republican - Kentucky
Served: 1927 - 1931

Ruth Hanna McCormick

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1929 - 1931

Pearl Oldfield

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1929 - 1931

Ruth Bryan Owen

Democrat - Florida
Served: 1929 - 1933

Ruth Sears Pratt

Republican - New York
Served: 1929 - 1933

Effiegene Locke Wingo

Democrat - Arkansas
Served: 1930 - 1933

Willa McCord Blake Eslick

Democrat - Tennessee
Served: 1932 - 1933

Marian Williams Clarke

Republican - New York
Served: 1933 - 1935

Kathryn O'Loughlin McCarthy

Democrat - Kansas
Served: 1933 - 1935

Isabella S. Greenway

Democrat - Arizona
Served: 1933 - 1937

Virginia Ellis Jenckes

Democrat - Indiana
Served: 1933 - 1939

Caroline O'Day

Democrat - New York
Served: 1935 - 1943

Nan Wood Honeyman

Democrat - Oregon
Served: 1937 - 1939

Elizabeth H. Gasque

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1938 - 1939

Clara G. McMillan

Democrat - South Carolina
Served: 1939 - 1941

Jessie Sumner

Republican - Illinois
Served: 1939 - 1947

Florence Reville Gibbs

Democrat - Georgia
Served: 1940 - 1941

Margaret Chase Smith

Republican - Maine
Served: 1940 - 1949

Frances Payne Bolton

Republican - Ohio
Served: 1940 - 1969

Katharine Edgar Byron

Democrat - Maryland
Served: 1941 - 1943

    Veronica Grace Boland

    Democrat - Pennsylvania
    Served: 1942 - 1943

    Winifred Claire Stanley

    Republican - New York
    Served: 1943 - 1945

    Clare Boothe Luce

    Republican - Connecticut
    Served: 1943 - 1947

    Willa Lybrand Fulmer

    Democrat - South Carolina
    Served: 1944 - 1945

    Emily Taft Douglas

    Democrat - Illinois
    Served: 1945 - 1947

    Chase Going Woodhouse

    Democrat - Connecticut
    Served: 1945 - 1947, 1949 - 1951

    Helen Gahagan Douglas

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1945 - 1951

    Helen Douglas Mankin

    Democrat - Georgia
    Served: 1946 - 1947

    Eliza Jane Pratt

    Democrat - North Carolina
    Served: 1946 - 1947

    Georgia Lee Lusk

    Democrat - New Mexico
    Served: 1947 - 1949

    Katharine St. George

    Republican - New York
    Served: 1947 - 1965

    Reva Beck Bosone

    Democrat - Utah
    Served: 1949 - 1953

    Cecil Murray Harden

    Republican - Indiana
    Served: 1949 - 1959

    Edna Flannery Kelly

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1949 - 1969

    Vera Daerr Buchanan

    Democrat - Pennsylvania
    Served: 1951 - 1955

    Ruth Thompson

    Republican - Michigan
    Served: 1951 - 1957

    Marguerite Stitt Church

    Republican - Illinois
    Served: 1951 - 1963

    Maude Elizabeth Kee

    Democrat - West Virginia
    Served: 1951 - 1965

    Gracie Bowers Pfost

    Democrat - Idaho
    Served: 1953 - 1963

    Leonor K. Sullivan

    Democrat - Missouri
    Served: 1953 - 1977

    Mary E. (Betty) Farrington

    Republican - Hawaii
    Served: 1954 - 1957

    Coya Knutson

    Democrat - Minnesota
    Served: 1955 - 1959

    Iris Faircloth Blitch

    Democrat - Georgia
    Served: 1955 - 1963

    Edith Starrett Green

    Democrat - Oregon
    Served: 1955 - 1974

    Martha Wright Griffiths

    Democrat - Michigan
    Served: 1955 - 1974

    Kathryn E. Granahan

    Democrat - Pennsylvania
    Served: 1956 - 1963

    Florence P. Dwyer

    Republican - New Jersey
    Served: 1957 - 1973

    Edna O. Simpson

    Republican - Illinois
    Served: 1959 - 1961

    Jessica McCullough Weis

    Republican - New York
    Served: 1959 - 1963

    Catherine Dean May

    Republican - Washington
    Served: 1959 - 1971

    Julia Butler Hansen

    Democrat - Washington
    Served: 1960 - 1974

    Catherine D. Norrell

    Democrat - Arkansas
    Served: 1961 - 1963

    Louise G. Reece

    Republican - Tennessee
    Served: 1961 - 1963

    Corinne Boyd Riley

    Democrat - South Carolina
    Served: 1962 - 1963

    Charlotte T. Reid

    Republican - Illinois
    Served: 1963 - 1971

    Irene Bailey Baker

    Republican - Tennessee
    Served: 1964 - 1965

    Patsy T. Mink

    Democrat - Hawaii
    Served: 1965 - 1977, 1990 - 2002

    Lera Millard Thomas

    Democrat - Texas
    Served: 1966 - 1967

    Margaret M. Heckler

    Republican - Massachusetts
    Served: 1967 - 1983

    Shirley Anita Chisholm

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1969 - 1983

    Louise Day Hicks

    Democrat - Massachusetts
    Served: 1971 - 1973

    Ella Tambussi Grasso

    Democrat - Connecticut
    Served: 1971 - 1975

    Bella Savitzky Abzug

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1971 - 1977

    Elizabeth Bullock Andrews

    Democrat - Alabama
    Served: 1972 - 1973

    Yvonne Brathwaite Burke

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1973 - 1979

    Barbara Jordan

    Democrat - Texas
    Served: 1973 - 1979

    Elizabeth Holtzman

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1973 - 1981

    Marjorie Sewell Holt

    Republican - Maryland
    Served: 1973 - 1987

    Corinne Claiborne (Lindy) Boggs

    Democrat - Louisiana
    Served: 1973 - 1991

    Cardiss Collins

    Democrat - Illinois
    Served: 1973 - 1997

    Patricia S. Schroeder

    Democrat - Colorado
    Served: 1973 - 1997

    Martha Elizabeth Keys

    Democrat - Kansas
    Served: 1975 - 1979

    Helen Stevenson Meyner

    Democrat - New Jersey
    Served: 1975 - 1979

    Shirley N. Pettis

    Republican - California
    Served: 1975 - 1979

    Gladys Noon Spellman

    Democrat - Maryland
    Served: 1975 - 1981

    Millicent Fenwick

    Republican - New Jersey
    Served: 1975 - 1983

    Virginia Dodd Smith

    Republican - Nebraska
    Served: 1975 - 1991

    Marilyn Lloyd

    Democrat - Tennessee
    Served: 1975 - 1995

    Barbara Ann Mikulski

    Democrat - Maryland
    Served: 1977 - 1987

    Mary Rose Oakar

    Democrat - Ohio
    Served: 1977 - 1993

    Geraldine Anne Ferraro

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1979 - 1985

    Beverly Butcher Byron

    Democrat - Maryland
    Served: 1979 - 1993

    Olympia Jean Snowe

    Republican - Maine
    Served: 1979 - 1995

    Bobbi Fiedler

    Republican - California
    Served: 1981 - 1987

    Lynn Martin

    Republican - Illinois
    Served: 1981 - 1991

    Claudine Schneider

    Republican - Rhode Island
    Served: 1981 - 1991

    Margaret (Marge) Roukema

    Republican - New Jersey
    Served: 1981 - 2003

    Jean Spencer Ashbrook

    Republican - Ohio
    Served: 1982 - 1983

    Katie Beatrice Hall

    Democrat - Indiana
    Served: 1982 - 1985

    Barbara B. Kennelly

    Democrat - Connecticut
    Served: 1982 - 1999

    Sala Galante Burton

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1983 - 1987

    Barbara Boxer

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1983 - 1993

    Barbara F. Vucanovich

    Republican - Nevada
    Served: 1983 - 1997

    Nancy L. Johnson

    Republican - Connecticut
    Served: 1983 - 2007

    Marcia C. (Marcy) Kaptur

    Democrat - Ohio
    Served: 1983 - Present

    Catherine S. Long

    Democrat - Louisiana
    Served: 1985 - 1987

    Helen Delich Bentley

    Republican - Maryland
    Served: 1985 - 1995

    Jan L. Meyers

    Republican - Kansas
    Served: 1985 - 1997

    Patricia F. Saiki

    Republican - Hawaii
    Served: 1987 - 1991

    Elizabeth J. Patterson

    Democrat - South Carolina
    Served: 1987 - 1993

    Constance A. Morella

    Republican - Maryland
    Served: 1987 - 2003

    Nancy Pelosi

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1987 - Present

    Louise M. Slaughter

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1987 - Present

    Jill L. Long

    Democrat - Indiana
    Served: 1989 - 1995

    Jolene Unsoeld

    Democrat - Washington
    Served: 1989 - 1995

    Nita M. Lowey

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1989 - Present

    Ileana Ros - Lehtinen

    Republican - Florida
    Served: 1989 - Present

    Susan Molinari

    Republican - New York
    Served: 1990 - 1997

    Joan Kelly Horn

    Democrat - Missouri
    Served: 1991 - 1993

    Barbara-Rose Collins

    Democrat - Michigan
    Served: 1991 - 1997

    Rosa DeLauro

    Democrat - Connecticut
    Served: 1991 - Present

    Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Democrat - The District Of Columbia
    Served: 1991 - Present

    Maxine Waters

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1991 - Present

    Eva M. Clayton

    Democrat - North Carolina
    Served: 1992 - 2003

    Corrine Brown

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 1993 - 2017

    Leslie L. Byrne

    Democrat - Virginia
    Served: 1993 - 1995

    Maria E. Cantwell

    Democrat - Washington
    Served: 1993 - 1995

    Karan English

    Democrat - Arizona
    Served: 1993 - 1995

    Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky

    Democrat - Pennsylvania
    Served: 1993 - 1995

    Lynn Schenk

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1993 - 1995

    Karen Shepherd

    Democrat - Utah
    Served: 1993 - 1995

    Blanche Lambert Lincoln

    Democrat - Arkansas
    Served: 1993 - 1997

    Elizabeth Furse

    Democrat - Oregon
    Served: 1993 - 1999

    Jane F. Harman

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2011

    Patsy Ann Danner

    Democrat - Missouri
    Served: 1993 - 2001

    Tillie Kidd Fowler

    Republican - Florida
    Served: 1993 - 2001

    Carrie P. Meek

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 1993 - 2003

    Karen L. Thurman

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 1993 - 2003

    Cynthia McKinney

    Democrat - Georgia
    Served: 1993 - 2003, 2005 - 2007

    Jennifer Dunn

    Republican - Washington
    Served: 1993 - 2005

    Anna Georges Eshoo

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1993 - Present

    Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Democrat - Texas
    Served: 1993 - Present

    Carolyn B. Maloney

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1993 - Present

    Deborah Pryce

    Republican - Ohio
    Served: 1993 - 2009

    Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1993 - Present

    Nydia M. Velázquez

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1993 - Present

    Lynn C. Woolsey

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1993 - 2013

    Enid Greene Waldholtz

    Republican - Utah
    Served: 1995 - 1997

    Andrea Seastrand

    Republican - California
    Served: 1995 - 1997

    Linda Smith

    Republican - Washington
    Served: 1995 - 1999

    Helen P. Chenoweth

    Republican - Idaho
    Served: 1995 - 2001

    Lynn Nancy Rivers

    Democrat - Michigan
    Served: 1995 - 2003

    Karen McCarthy

    Democrat - Missouri
    Served: 1995 - 2005

    Sue W. Kelly

    Republican - New York
    Served: 1995 - 2007

    Barbara L. Cubin

    Republican - Wyoming
    Served: 1995 - 2009

    Sheila Jackson Lee

    Democrat - Texas
    Served: 1995 - Present

    Zoe Lofgren

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1995 - Present

    Sue Myrick

    Republican - North Carolina
    Served: 1995 - 2013

    Juanita Millender-McDonald

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1996 - 2007

    Jo Ann Emerson

    Republican - Missouri
    Served: 1996 - 2013

    Deborah A. Stabenow

    Democrat - Michigan
    Served: 1997 - 2001

    Julia May Carson

    Democrat - Indiana
    Served: 1997 - 2007

    Anne Meagher Northup

    Republican - Kentucky
    Served: 1997 - 2007

    Donna M. Christian-Christensen

    Democrat - Virgin Islands
    Served: 1997 - 2015

    Diana L. DeGette

    Democrat - Colorado
    Served: 1997 - Present

    Kay Granger

    Republican - Texas
    Served: 1997 - Present

    Darlene K. Hooley

    Democrat - Oregon
    Served: 1997 - 2009

    Stephanie Tubbs Jones

    Democrat - Ohio
    Served: 1997 - 2008 (died August 20, 2008)

    Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick

    Democrat - Michigan
    Served: 1997 - 2011

    Carolyn McCarthy

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 1997 - 2015

    Loretta Sanchez

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1997 - 2017

    Ellen O'Kane Tauscher

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1997 - 2009

    Mary Bono Mack

    Republican - California
    Served: 1998 - 2013

    Lois Capps

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1998 - 2017

    Barbara Lee

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1998 - Present

    Heather A. Wilson

    Republican - New Mexico
    Served: 1998 - 2009

    Tammy Baldwin

    Democrat - Wisconsin
    Served: 1999 - 2013

    Shelley Berkley

    Democrat - Nevada
    Served: 1999 - 2013

    Judy Borg Biggert

    Republican - Illinois
    Served: 1999 - 2013

    Grace Napolitano

    Democrat - California
    Served: 1999 - Present

    Janice Schakowsky

    Democrat - Illinois
    Served: 1999 - Present

    Jo Ann Davis

    Republican - Virginia
    Served: 2001 - 2007

    Melissa A. Hart

    Republican - Pennsylvania
    Served: 2001 - 2007

    Shelley Moore Capito

    Republican - West Virginia
    Served: 2001 - 2015

    Susan A. Davis

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2001 - Present

    Betty McCollum

    Democrat - Minnesota
    Served: 2001 - Present

    Hilda L. Solis

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2001 - 2009

    Diane Edith Watson

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2001 - 2011

    Denise Majette

    Democrat - Georgia
    Served: 2003 - 2005

    Katherine Harris

    Republican - Florida
    Served: 2003 - 2007

    Marsha Blackburn

    Republican - Tennessee
    Served: 2003 - Present

    Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    Democrat - Guam
    Served: 2003 - Present

    Virginia (Ginny) Brown-Waite

    Republican - Florida
    Served: 2003 - 2011

    Candice Miller

    Republican - Michigan
    Served: 2003 - 2017

    Marilyn N. Musgrave

    Republican - Colorado
    Served: 2003 - 2009

    Linda T. Sánchez

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2003 - Present

    Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

    Democrat - South Dakota
    Served: 2004 - 2011

    Melissa Bean

    Democrat - Illinois
    Served: 2005 - 2011

    Thelma Drake

    Republican - Virginia
    Served: 2005 - 2009

    Virginia Foxx

    Republican - North Carolina
    Served: 2005 - Present

    Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    Republican - Washington
    Served: 2005 - Present

    Gwen Moore

    Democrat - Wisconsin
    Served: 2005 - Present

    Doris Matsui

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2005 - Present

    Allyson Schwartz

    Democrat - Pennsylvania
    Served: 2005 - 2015

    Jean Schmidt

    Republican - Ohio
    Served: 2005 - 2013

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 2005 - Present

    Shelley Sekula Gibbs

    Republican - Texas
    Served: 2006 - 2007

    Michele Bachmann

    Republican - Minnesota
    Served: 2007 - 2015

    Nancy Boyda

    Democrat - Kansas
    Served: 2007 - 2009

    Kathy Castor

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 2007 - Present

    Yvette D. Clarke

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 2007 - Present

    Mary Fallin

    Republican - Oklahoma
    Served: 2007 - 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords

    Democrat - Arizona
    Served: 2007 - 2012

    Kirsten Gillibrand

    Mazie Hirono

    Democrat - Hawaii
    Served: 2007 - 2013

    Laura Richardson

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2007 - 2013

    Carol Shea-Porter

    Democrat - New Hampshire
    Served: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2015

    Betty Sutton

    Democrat - Ohio
    Served: 2007 - 2013

    Nicola S. (Niki) Tsongas

    Democrat - Massachusetts
    Served: 2007 - present

    Donna Edwards

    Democrat - Maryland
    Served: 2008 - 2017

    Marcia Fudge

    Democrat - Ohio
    Served: 2008 - Present

    Jackie Speier

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2008 - Present

    Kathleen A. (Kathy) Dahlkemper

    Democrat - Pennsylvania
    Served: 2009 - 2011

    Deborah L. Halvorson

    Democrat - Illinois
    Served: 2009 - 2011

    Lynn Jenkins

    Republican - California
    Served: 2009 - Present

    Mary Jo Kilroy

    Democrat - Ohio
    Served: 2009 - 2011

    Ann Kirkpatrick

    Democrat - Arizona
    Served: 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2017

    Suzanne Kosmas

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 2009 - 2011

    Cynthia Lummis

    Republican - Wyoming
    Served: 2009 - 2017

    Betsy Markey

    Democrat - Colorado
    Served: 2009 - 2011

    Chellie Pingree

    Democrat - Maine
    Served: 2009 - Present

    Dina Titus

    Democrat - Nevada
    Served: 2009 - 2011, 2013 - Present

    Judy Chu

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2009 - Present

    Sandra (Sandy) Adams

    Republican - Florida
    Served: 2011 - 2013

    Karen Bass

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2011 - present

    Diane Black

    Republican - Tennessee
    Served: 2011 - present

    Ann Marie Buerkle

    Republican - New York
    Served: 2011 - 2013

    Renee Ellmers

    Republican - North Carolina
    Served: 2011 - 2017

    Colleen Hanabusa

    Democrat - Hawaii
    Served: 2011 - 2015

    Vicky Hartzler

    Republican - Missouri
    Served: 2011 - present

    Nan Hayworth

    Republican - New York
    Served: 2011 - 2013

    Jaime Herrera Beutler

    Republican - Washington
    Served: 2011 - present

    Kristi Noem

    Republican - South Dakota
    Served: 2011 - present

    Martha Roby

    Republican - Alabama
    Served: 2011 - present

    Terri Sewell

    Democrat - Alabama
    Served: 2011 - present

    Frederica Wilson

    Democrat - Florida
    Served: 2011 - present

    Kathy Hochul

    Democrat - New York
    Served: 2011 - 2013

    Janice Hahn

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2011 - 2016

    Suzanne Bonamici

    Democrat - California
    Served: 2012 - present

    Suzan DelBene

    Democrat - Washington
    Served: 2012 - present

    Joyce Beatty

    Democrat, Ohio
    Served: 2013 - present

    Susan Brooks

    Republican, Indiana
    Served: 2013 - present

    Julia Brownley

    Democrat, California
    Served: 2013 - present

    Cheri Bustos

    Democrat, Illinois
    Served: 2013 - present

    Tammy Duckworth

    Democrat, Illinois
    Served: 2013 - 2017 (became Senator in 2017)

    Elizabeth Esty

    Democrat, Connecticut
    Served: 2013 - present

    Lois Frankel

    Democrat, Florida
    Served: 2013 - present

    Tulsi Gabbard

    Democrat, Hawaii
    Served: 2013 - present

    Ann McLane Kuster

    Democrat, New Hampshire
    Served: 2013 - present

    Michelle Lujan Grisham

    Democrat, New Mexico
    Served: 2013 - present

    Grace Meng

    Democrat, New York
    Served: 2013 - present

    Gloria Negrete McLeod

    Democrat, California
    Served: 2013 - 2015

    Kyrsten Sinema

    Democrat, Arizona
    Served: 2013 - present

    Ann Wagner

    Republican, Missouri
    Served: 2013 - present

    Jackie Walorski

    Republican, Indiana
    Served: 2013 - present

    Robin Kelly

    Democrat, Illinois
    Served: April 11, 2013 - present

    Katherine Clark

    Democrat, Massachusetts
    Served: December 10, 2013 - present

    Alma Adams

    North Carolina
    Served: November 12, 2014 - present

    Aumua Amata

    Republican, American Samoa at large
    Served: 2015 - present

    Bonnie Watson Coleman

    New Jersey, Democratic
    Served: 2015 - present

    Barbara Comstock

    Republican, Virginia
    Served: 2015 - present

    Deborah Dingell

    Democratic, Michigan
    Served: 2015 - present

    Gwen Graham

    Democratic, Florida
    Served: 2015 - 2017

    Brenda Lawrence

    Democratic, MIchigan
    Served: 2015 - present

    Mia Love

    Republican, Utah
    Served: 2015 - present

    Martha McSally

    Republican, Arizona
    Served: 2015 - present

    Stacey Plaskett

    Democratic, U.S. Virgin Islands at large
    Served: 2015 - present

    Kathleen Rice

    Democratic, New York
    Served: 2015 - present

    Elise Stefanik

    Republican, New York
    Served: 2015 - present

    Norma Torres

    Democratic, California
    Served: 2015 - present

    Mimi Walters

    Republican, California
    Served: 2015 - present

    Nanette Barragán

    Democratic, California
    Served 2017 - present

    Lisa Blunt-Rochester

    Democratic, Delaware
    Served 2017 - present

    Liz Cheney

    Republican, Wyoming
    Served 2017 - present

    Val Demings

    Democratic, Florida
    Served 2017 - present

    Jenniffer González

    Republican, Puerto Rico
    Served 2017 - present

    Pramila Jayapal

    Democratic, Washington
    Served 2017 - present

    Stephanie Murphy

    Democratic, Florida
    Served 2017 - present

    Jacky Rosen

    Democratic, Nevada
    Served 2017 - present

    Claudia Tenney

    Republican, New York
    Served 2017 - present

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