Patricia Schroeder
American politician
Patricia Schroeder
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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Why the United States Has Never Had a Woman President
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It has been six months since I came to the United States (US). Ever since, I have found quite a lot to admire in this country of Uncle Sam. People from various ethnicity and cultures blend in here, the 'world's largest melting pot,' adding a rich cultural diversity to the United States of America. I admire the way US government has taken various measures to protect the rights of their people. From my personal experience, when I went for my visa interview at the Consulate of United States, Mumbai (India), the officer gave me a sheet where toll-free numbers of various women's rights commission and emergency help lines were given and she briefed me that if I will ever come across any violence or my security issues, I should immediately contact those concerns. I was overwhelmed by their gesture sincw I hadn't even stepped in US and they were concerned about my safety in their country. There are countless things which has fascinated me about this country but the most surprising, thus ...
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Ekaterina Walter: Making of MAKERS: Stories of Women That Changed America
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
She had to do it! Kathrine Switzer is a marathon runner. In 1967, she joined hundreds of men in the 26-mile Boston marathon, proudly displaying number #261 on her chest. Participating in the marathon was her dream and she didn't even give a second thought about what that would mean to the thousands of American women. She just wanted to run. And she did. But a simple act of running turned into something larger when a marathon host caught up with her, grabbed her arm and tried to yank her out of the race. "Get the hell out of my marathon," he screamed, shocked and ashamed to see a woman in the runners' midst. She kept running. And it dawned on her -- this is more than just a marathon now, this is a statement. She remembers thinking: "I'm going to finish this race on my hands and knees if I have to... If I don't, then everyone will think that women can't do it." She finished the race in 4 hours and 20 minutes. "I started the Boston marathon as a girl and I finished Boston mara ...
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Dean of the Alverno College School of Nursing Receives Honor
Greenfield Patch - almost 5 years
Patricia Schroeder, RN, MSN, MBA, FAAN, and Dean of the Alverno College School of Nursing, has been honored as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2012 “Women of Influence.” She was recognized in the “Mentor” category for enriching the lives and careers of others by sharing the benefits of her experience and knowledge. An awards luncheon will be held on June 15 at the Frontier Airlines Center.             Schroeder has served as the Dean of Alverno College’s School of Nursing since June of 2010. Under her leadership, Alverno launched a new Family Nurse Practitioner program. Introduced in the fall of 2011, this master’s level program addresses the growing need for primary care providers in Wisconsin. Schroeder was also instrumental in bringing significant improvements to the Clinical Simulation Lab with the addition of a Human Patient simulator and an OB Birthing simulator. These high-tech pieces of equipment provide nursing students with critical hands-on experience by simulatin ...
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UCF marches in suffrage celebration - Central Florida Future
Google News - over 5 years
Guest speakers included former congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, League of Women Voters of Orange County President Ann Hellmuth, Florida Action Watch Director Susannah Randolph and Director of the UCF Women's Studies Program Dr. Maria Santana
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Season Preview: Comedy, Literary and more - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
GLORIA STEINEM AND PATRICIA SCHROEDER — OUR JOURNEY TO EQUALITY: Oct. 29 at Tiedtke Concert Hall. GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR! — FEMINISTS ARE FUNNY!: Oct. 29 at Tiedtke Concert Hall. DAVID McCULLOUGH — HISTORY AND THE LOVE OF LEARNING: Nov
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Early education counts - Concord Monitor
Google News - over 5 years
Patricia Schroeder of Colorado to increase funding for Head Start, the largest federal early childhood education and nutrition program for low-income children. This vote also increased funding for the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and
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Bennet to speak at Democratic Party dinner - Our Colorado News
Google News - over 5 years
20, the Arapahoe County Democratic Party will have its fifth annual Patricia Schroeder Dinner at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton St., in Greenwood Village. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm We will be
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Renowned Automotive Engineer Frederick Bauer Dies at 90 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bauer is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geraldine (Gerry); his children, Michael (late Yvonne, fiancee Patricia Schroeder) of Appleton, Wis., Patricia (Edward Muller) Bauer of Santa Monica, Calif., and Kathleen (Joseph) Franklin of Phoenixville,
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Is America A New Rome? - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
Smil ends up agreeing with Patricia Schroeder's view that an empire "means political control exercised by one organized political unit over another unit separate from it and alien to it." Depending on how you measure an empire, the Roman empire wasn't
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Today in History - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo., is 71. Singer Paul Anka is 70. Jazz musician David Sanborn is 66. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is 64. Actor William Atherton is 64. Actor Jean Reno (zhahn rih-NOH') is 63. Blues singer-musician Otis Taylor
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Former politician to speak at Tiger Bay Club - Pensacola News Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder will be the guest speaker at today's meeting of the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club. During 12 terms in the House of Representatives, Schroeder built a reputation as an outspoken independent voice within the
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for the record - The Register-Guard
Google News - over 5 years
Schroedar — Patricia Schroeder, 71, of Eugene, died June 17. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremantion & Burial Services in Springfield. Short — Samuel Short, 93, of Albany, died June 18. Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene
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Americans Support Family Planning, Oppose GOP - Political Affairs Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
As part of the press event announcing the release of the polling results, former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder said most Americans would be shocked to learn how Republicans have put family planning in danger. They would likely be less
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Alverno expands nursing program - Milwaukee Business Journal
Google News - over 5 years
“Advanced practice registered nurses who provide primary care are in high demand, and Alverno College is responding to a local and regional need,” said Patricia Schroeder, dean of Alverno College's School of Nursing. “These roles are an essential part
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Are we ready for two women at once? - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
Patricia Schroeder and former UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick -- two women from different parties -- both flirted with bids at the same time. Schroeder was the more serious of the two. An eight-term House incumbent and a prominent liberal and feminist
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Bella Abzug's Gay Agenda Ahead of Our Time - Chelsea Now
Google News - over 5 years
Ultimately, she re-introduced the legislation in 1975 with 23 co-sponsors, including Koch, Harlem's Charles Rangel, Patricia Schroeder of Denver, Ron Dellums of Oakland, Brooklyn's Liz Holtzman, and Henry Waxman of Los Angeles
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Schroeder, Morton A. - Appleton Post Crescent
Google News - almost 6 years
Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Bettie; his children, Susan (Thomas) Towner; Marc (Mary) Schroeder; Sarah (Douglas) Fillner; Robin (Patricia) Schroeder; and David (Karen) Schroeder; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
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BHS students earn scholarships, academic letters - Beatrice Daily Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
MOLLY BETH SCHROEDER, daughter of Kenton and Patricia Schroeder, is the recipient of the Perley and Bessie V. Bates Scholarship; the Neihardt Scholar Award, the Neihardt Stipened Scholarship, and the Neihardt Room Waiver from Wayne State College;
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patricia Schroeder
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 75
    Schroeder was portrayed by Jan Radcliff in the 2016 HBO film Confirmation.
    More Details Hide Details Schroeder coined the famous phrase "Teflon President" to describe Ronald Reagan. She was frying eggs in a Teflon pan one morning when the idea came to her. Publisher's Weekly reported that in her memoir she mentioned Richard Nixon, who wore makeup all the time, by saying "I had an incredible urge to wash his face". She relayed that actor John Wayne had once offered her a cigarette lighter engraved with the inscription "Fuck communism--John Wayne". The office of the clerk of the House of Representatives shares that "from her seat on the Armed Services Committee, she once told Pentagon officials that if they were women, they would always be pregnant because they never said 'no'." During the debate whether to pass the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Schroeder said in opposition, "You can't amend the Constitution with a statute. Everybody knows that. This is just stirring the political waters and seeing what hate you can unleash." In a 1995 exchange, in which former Representative Duke Cunningham told Bernie Sanders to "sit down, you socialist," after he objected to Cunningham's homophobic comment, Schroeder asked "Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Chairman - do we have to call the Gentleman a gentleman if he's not one?" Felber,Katie et al. "Watch Bernie Sanders Shut Down a Homophobic House Member in This Video From 1995". (January 19, 2016) Good Magazine Retrieved 1-20-2011
  • 2012
    Age 71
    She subsequently endorsed him again ahead of the 2012 congressional elections, during which he was returned to Congress.
    More Details Hide Details She currently sits on the board of The League of Women Voters of Florida. In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Schroeder's name and picture. Schroeder was lampooned on Saturday Night Live in 1988 in a skit where Nora Dunn, acting as Schroeder, repeatedly burst into tears while moderating a Democratic primary debate. During the 1995 budget debates, after Democrats claimed that Social Security payments would leave seniors with no choice but to eat dog food, Rush Limbaugh said in jest that he was going to get his mother a can opener. Schroeder denounced Limbaugh's remark on the floor of the House. Schroeder was named to the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1995. She contributed the piece "Running for Our Lives: Electoral Politics" to the 2003 anthology Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium, edited by Robin Morgan.
    Schroeder wrote about her experience narrating the story, and offered her perspective about kids book apps in a July 24, 2012 column on The Huffington Post.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, Schroeder and the book were featured in a profile on Wired. Schroeder's work on the app was praised in a favorable review on Smart Apps for Kids, one of the leading app review sites for kids. Following her tenure at AAP, Schroeder and her husband relocated to Celebration, Florida, a master-planned community built by the Walt Disney Company. Schroeder is a resident of the 8th congressional district, and in the 2010 general election came out in strong support of Democrat Alan Grayson for re-election to Congress, citing in particular the candidates' differences on women's issues. Grayson lost his re-election campaign.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Schroeder was chosen to narrate because of her stature as a celebrated House mom, and the metaphorical title of her memoir.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 56
    Schroeder was named president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers in 1997 and served in that post for 11 years.
    More Details Hide Details She has been a vocal proponent of stronger copyright law, supporting the government in Eldred v. Ashcroft and opposing Google's plan to digitize books and post limited content online. She has publicly criticized libraries for distributing electronic content without compensation to publishers, writers and others in the publishing industry, telling the Washington Post, "They aren't rich they have mortgages." At the same time, she has tried to make the publishing industry more socially responsible, cooperating with organizations for the blind and others with reading difficulties to help make materials more accessible to them, particularly by encouraging publishers to release books so that nonprofit groups can transfer them to electronic formats. She has also sat on the panel of judges for the PEN/Newman's Own Award, a $25,000 award designed to recognize the protection of free speech as it applies to the written word.
  • 1996
    Age 55
    She did not seek a thirteenth term in 1996, and was succeeded by state house minority whip Diana DeGette, a fellow Democrat.
    More Details Hide Details In her farewell press conference, she joked about "spending 24 years in a federal institution", and titled her 1998 memoir, 24 years of House Work and the Place Is Still a Mess.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Twenty years later, she said, she was still receiving hate mail—mostly from women—because of her tears. "Guys have been tearing up all along and people think it's marvelous," she said, citing episodes dating back to Ronald Reagan; but for female candidates, it remains off-limits.
  • 1983
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Known in her early tenure for balancing her congressional work with motherhood, even bringing diapers to the floor of Congress, she was known for advocacy on work-family issues, a prime mover behind the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the 1985 Military Family Act. Schroeder was also involved in reform of Congress itself, working to weaken the long-standing control of committees by their chairs, sparring with Speaker Carl Albert over congressional "hideaways," and questioning why Congress members who lived in their offices should not be taxed for the benefit.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 31
    In 1972, Schroeder won election for Congress in Colorado's first district, based in Denver, over freshman Republican incumbent Mike McKevitt.
    More Details Hide Details At age 32, Schroeder is the third-youngest woman ever elected to that body. McKevitt, previously the Denver district attorney, had been the first Republican to represent the district, regarded as the most Democratic in the Rockies, since Dean M. Gillespie in 1947. Schroeder won by just over 8,000 votes amid Richard Nixon's massive landslide that year. However, the district reverted to form, and she was reelected 11 more times against only nominal Republican opposition. Years later, Schroeder submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for her FBI file, and discovered that she and her staff had been under surveillance during her first congressional campaign. She learned that the FBI had recruited her husband's barber as an informant, and paid a man named Timothy Redfern to break into her home and steal "such all-important secret documents as my dues statement from the League of Women Voters and one of my campaign buttons".
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 23
    Moving to Denver, Colorado, she worked for the National Labor Relations Board from 1964 to 1966.
    More Details Hide Details She later worked for Planned Parenthood and taught in Denver's public schools. Patricia Schroeder is a member of Chi Omega sorority.
  • 1961
    Age 20
    She graduated with a B.A. in 1961 and later earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1964.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 17
    After graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1958, she left Des Moines and attended the University of Minnesota, where she majored in history.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on July 30, 1940.
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