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Shirley Chisholm
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Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1981
Leader Tip O'Neill
Preceded by Patsy Mink
Succeeded by Geraldine Ferraro
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Edna Kelly
Succeeded by Major Owens
Member of the
New York State Assembly
In office
January 1, 1965 – December 31, 1968
Preceded by Thomas Jones
Succeeded by Thomas R. Fortune
Constituency 17th district (1965)
45th district (1966)
55th district (1967–1968)
Personal details
Born
Shirley Anita St. Hill

(1924-11-30)November 30, 1924
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died January 1, 2005(2005-01-01) (aged 80)
Ormond Beach, Florida, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Conrad Chisholm (m. 1949; div. 1977)
Arthur Hardwick, Jr.(m. 1977; his death 1986)
Education Brooklyn College (BA)
Columbia University (MA)

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and writer. She was a member of the Democratic Party.

Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, New York City. She studied at Brooklyn College.

She was a member of the United States House of Representatives for New York's 2nd district. She served as a representative from 1969 to 1983.

She ran for President of the United States in 1972 as a Democrat. She lost the primary to George McGovern. Chisholm became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States.

She was married to Conrad Chrisholm. Their marriage ended in divorce. Then she was married to Arthur Hardwick, Jr.. Their marriage would last until his death.

Chisholm died in Ormond Beach, Florida from a stroke. She was 80 years old.

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