Women in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1980–1989


Name Party-State Dates served
Bobbi Fiedler Rep.-Calif. 1981–1987
Lynn Morley Martin Rep.-Ill. 1981–1991
Margaret Scafati Roukema Rep.-N.J. 1981–2003
Claudine Schneider Rep.-R.I. 1981–1991
Barbara Bailey Kennelly Dem.-Conn. 1982–1999
Jean Spencer Ashbrook Rep.-Ohio 1982–1983
Katie Beatrice Hall Dem.-Ind. 1982–1985
Barbara Boxer 1 Dem.-Calif. 1983–1993
Nancy Lee Johnson Rep.-Conn. 1983–2007
Marcia Carolyn (Marcy) Kaptur Dem.-Ohio 1983–
Barbar Farrell Vucanovich Rep.-Nev. 1983–1997
Sala Burton Dem.-Calif. 1983–1987
Helen Delich Bentley Rep.-Md. 1985–1995
Jan Meyers Rep.-Kans. 1985–1997
Catherine S. Long Dem.-La. 1985–1987
Constance A. Morella Rep.-Md. 1987–2003
Elizabeth J. Patterson Dem.-S.C. 1987–1993
Patricia Fukuda Saiki Rep.-Hawaii 1987–1991
Louise M. Slaughter Dem.-N.Y. 1987–
Nancy Pelosi Dem.-Calif. 1987–
Nita M. Lowey Dem.-N.Y. 1989–
Jolene Unsoeld Dem.-Wash. 1989–1995
Jill Long Dem.-Ind. 1989–1995
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Rep.-Fla. 1989–

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Women in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1980–1989

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