Carol Shea-Porter

Born:December 2, 1952 (age 71)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-2011, 2013-2015 and 2017-2019
State:New Hampshire
Education:University of New Hampshire

Carol Shea-Porter, the first woman elected to Congress from New Hampshire, served as the U.S. representative for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District from 2007 to 2011, 2013 to 2015 and 2017 to 2019.

Shea-Porter was born December 2, 1952, and grew up in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire. She earned a bachelor's degree in social services and a master's degree in public administration from the University of New Hampshire. Previously, Shea-Porter worked as a social worker, and she directed senior centers in New Orleans and Maryland.

For information on Shea-Porter's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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