Patricia Schroeder

Born Jul 30, 1940

Patricia Nell Scott Schroeder is a former American politician who represented Colorado in the United States House of Representatives from 1973–1997. A member of the Democratic Party, Schroeder was the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado.

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1940 Birth Born on July 30, 1940.


1958 17 Years Old After graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1958, she left Des Moines and attended the University of Minnesota, where she majored in history.


1961 20 Years Old She graduated with a B.A. in 1961 and later earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1964.
1964 23 Years Old Moving to Denver, Colorado, she worked for the National Labor Relations Board from 1964 to 1966. … Read More


1972 31 Years Old In 1972, Schroeder won election for Congress in Colorado's first district, based in Denver, over freshman Republican incumbent Mike McKevitt. … Read More


1983 42 Years Old While in Congress, she became the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee. She was also a Congress member of the original Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families that was established in 1983. … Read More
1988 47 Years Old She chaired the 1988 presidential campaign of Gary Hart in 1987 until his withdrawal, at which point she briefly entered the race, before announcing her own withdrawal in an emotional press conference on September 28, 1987. … Read More


1996 55 Years Old She did not seek a thirteenth term in 1996, and was succeeded by state house minority whip Diana DeGette, a fellow Democrat. … Read More
1997 56 Years Old Schroeder was named president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers in 1997 and served in that post for 11 years. … Read More


In July 2012, Schroeder stepped out of retirement to narrate a children's book app, "The House that Went on Strike", a rhyming, interactive and musical tale that teaches kids (and their parents) respect for the household. … Read More
2016 75 Years Old Schroeder was portrayed by Jan Radcliff in the 2016 HBO film Confirmation. … Read More
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