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Shirley Chisholm
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U.S. Congressman
    (November 30, 1924-January 1, 2005)
    NY Assembly woman (1964-68)
    First African American elected to congress (1968)
    Democratic Congresswoman representing Brooklyn (1969-82)
    Co-founded NOW (National Organization for Women)
    Inducted to Women's Hall of Fame (1993)
    Wrote 'Unbossed and Unbought' and 'The Good Fight'
    Birth name was Shirley St. Hill
    Her two biggest issues were self interest: Civil Rights and Women's Rights.
    As a congresswoman, she hired an all-female staff.
    She enjoyed bucking the system, saying: 'My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn't always discuss for reasons of political expediency.'
    She married Arthur Hardwick just months after divorcing Conrad Chisholm (1977).
    She was given many honorary degrees.
    She was the first African American woman to compete for the Democratic presidential nomination (January 25, 1972).
    At the 1972 Democratic National Convention, she received 151 delegate votes.
    At three, her parents sent her to Barbados to be raised by her grandmother. She returned to her parents at eleven.
    She graduated Brooklyn College (1946).
    She earned her masters from Columbia University.
    When a social club at Brooklyn College prohibited blacks from joining, she set up her own club.
    Her campaign slogan was 'Fighting Shirley Chisholm--Unbought and Unbossed.'
    She was against the Vietnam War.
    In a ludicrous move, her first congressional assignment was to the House Agriculture Committee. Representing a purely urban constituency, she lobbied to get her assignment change and it was switched to the Veterans Affairs Committee.
    She visited George Wallace in the hospital after he was shot.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 40 Votes: 52.50% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 72 Votes: 72.22% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 203 Votes: 77.34% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 217 Votes: 69.59% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 80 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 247 Votes: 62.35% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 336 Votes: 73.21% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 192 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1446 Votes: 43.64% Annoying
 
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