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Shirley Chisholm

1st Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Full Name: Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm
Profession: 1st Black Congresswoman

United States of America

Why Famous: Became the 1st American black congresswoman in 1969 after winning election in New York's 12th district.

Prior to her election to Congress, Chisholm was a New York state assemblywoman. She later also became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Born: November 30, 1924
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: January 1, 2005 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1977-11-26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

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