Constance A Morella

Born:February 12, 1931 (age 93)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-2003
U.S. Ambassador to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2003-2005
Education:B.A., Boston University
M.A., American University

Constance Morella represented Maryland in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 2003.

Morella was born February 12, 1931, in Somerville, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston University in 1951. Following graduation, she taught high school in Maryland. In 1967, she received her Master of Arts from American University. From 1970 to 1986, Morella taught at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She served as a member of the Montgomery County Commission for Women from 1971 to 1975.

While in Congress (1987 to 2003), Morella was considered a moderate Republican. She served on the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, later renamed Government Reform; as well as chair of the Subcommittee on Technology and the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia. In October 2003, following her time in Congress, Morella, nominated by President George W. Bush, assumed the post of United States Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, becoming the first former member of Congress to serve as ambassador to the OEC.

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