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.
"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.