Lois Capps

Born:January 10, 1938 (age 80)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2017
State:CA
Party:Democratic
Education:B.S., Pacific Lutheran University
M.A., Yale University
M.E., University of California - Santa Barbara

Lois Capps represented California's 22nd District in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003, the 23rd District from 2003 to 2013 and the 24th District from 2013 to 2017.

Capps was born January 10, 1938, in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She worked as a nursing instructor in Portland, Oregon, following college graduation. She received her master's degree in religion from Yale University, while also working as head nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She also completed a master's degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has received honorary doctorates from Pacific Lutheran University and Pacific Lutheran Theology Seminary.

While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Capps founded and served as co-chair of the House Nursing Caucus.

For more information on Capps' 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 https://www.congress.gov.

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