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Famous Congressman

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Emily Davis

on 17 October 2012

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Famous Congressmen Record Holders Men in Congress Joseph Hayne Rainey James Madison John Marshall William Charles Cole Claiborne Sam Rayburn Charles Manley Stedman John Dingell, Jr. Jeannette Rankin Nancy Pelosi Shirley Chisholm Women in Congress * Was the first woman elected to Congress * Was the first African American woman elected to Congress * Was the first woman to be elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She served this position in the 108th, 109th, 110th, and 111th congress. * With more than 53 years of service, he is the longest serving representative in the history of the House of Representatives *After serving for 17 years, 2 months and 2 days, he became the longest serving Speaker of the House * Died in office at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 25 days, making him the oldest person to have served in the House of Representatives * Was elected to the 5th congress(1797-1799) to serve for Tennessee at the age of 22. He remains the youngest person to serve in the House of Representatives. * Was the first African American to serve in the house of representatives and also the first to preside over the house. * in 1808 he became the first representative to be elected President of the United States * First representative elected Chief Justice of United States Supreme Court
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