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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