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Shirley Anita (St. Hill) Chisholm (1924 - 2005)

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Shirley Anita Chisholm formerly St. Hill aka Hardwick
Born in New York, New York, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Ormond Beach, Florida, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jan 2018
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Categories: Presidential Medal of Freedom | African-American Notables.

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Biography

Preceded by
Patsy Mink
Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus
1977-1981
Succeeded by
Geraldine Ferraro
Preceded by
Edna Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 12th District
1969-1983
Succeeded by
Major Owens
Preceded by
Herbert Marker
Member of the New York State Assembly from the 55th District
1967-1968
Succeeded by
Thomas Fortune
Preceded by
Constituency established
Member of the New York State Assembly from the 45th District
1966-1966
Succeeded by
Max Turshen
Preceded by
Thomas Jones
Member of the New York State Assembly from the King's 17th District
1965-1965
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished

Shirley Chisholm, as she was known, was an American politician, educator, and author. Shirley was the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York's 12th Congressional District. She served seven terms. In 1972, she became the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States of America. She was also the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Shirley Chisholm was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4KS-BMZ : accessed 26 February 2018), Shirley St Hill in household of Charles St Hill, Brooklyn (Districts 0501-0750), Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 566, sheet 2B, line 77, family 44, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1543; FHL microfilm 2,341,278.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQ9Y-HBT : accessed 26 February 2018), Shirley St Hill in household of Charles St Hill, Assembly District 17, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 24-2020, sheet 61A, line 3, family 21, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2599.

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