Notable Girls’ School Alumnae in Politics

Current U.S. Senators

  1. Dianne Feinstein, California (D) 1992-present; Mayor of San Francisco, CA 1978-1988: Convent of the Sacred Heart High School for Girls (San Francisco, CA)
  2. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York (D) 2009-present; U.S. House of Representatives-New York (D) 2007-2009: Emma Willard School (Troy, NY)
  3. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia (R) 2015-present: Holton-Arms School (Bethesda, MD)

Current U.S. House of Representatives

  1. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut (D) 1991-present: Lauralton Hall (Milford, CT) and Marymount College (Tarrytown, NY)
  2. Debbie Dingell, Michigan (D) 2015-present: Convent of the Sacred Heart (Grosse Pointe, MI)
  3. Veronica Escobar, Texas (D) 2019-present: Loretto Academy (El Paso, TX)
  4. Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii (D) 2011-2015 and 2017-present: Andrew’s Priory School (Honolulu, HI)
  5. Marcy Kaptur, Ohio (D) 1983-present: Ursula Academy (Toledo, OH)
  6. Nancy Pelosi, California (D) 1987-present, 52nd and first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 2007-2011: Institute of Notre Dame (Baltimore, MD)
  7. Amata Radewagen, American Samoa (R) 2015-present: Sacred Hearts Academy (Honolulu, HI)
  8. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware (D) 2017-present: Padua Academy (Wilmington, DE)
  9. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California (D) 1993-present: Ramona Convent Secondary School (Alhambra, CA)
  10. Elissa Slotkin, Michigan (D) 2019-present: Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  11. Jackie Speier, California (D) 2008-present: Mercy High School (Burlingame, CA)
  12. Elise Stefanik, New York (R) 2015-present: Albany Academy for Girls (Albany, NY)
  13. Ann Wagner, Missouri (R) 2013-present: Cor Jesu Academy (St. Louis, MO)

Notable Alumnae Previously in Politics

  1. Geraldine Ferraro, first woman to run for U.S. Vice President (D): Marymount School (New York, NY)
  2. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. First Lady 1961-1963: Chapin School (New York, NY) and Miss Porter’s School (Farmington, CT)
  3. Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator-Louisiana (D) 1997-2014: Ursuline Academy (New Orleans, LA)
  4. Martha McSally, U.S. House of Representatives-Arizona (R) 2015-2018; retired Colonel U.S. Air Force 1988-2010:  St. Mary Academy-Bay View (Riverside, RI)
  5. Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator-Maryland (D) 1987-2017; U.S. House of Representatives-Maryland (D) 1977-1987: Institute of Notre Dame (Baltimore, MD)
  6. Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State 2005-2009: Mary’s Academy (Englewood, CO)
  7. Susan Rice, 24th U.S. National Security Advisor 2013-2017; 27thS. Ambassador to the United Nations 2009-2013: National Cathedral School for Girls (Washington, DC)
  8. Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of U.S. 1933-1945: Allenswood Academy (London, England)
  9. Christine Todd Whitman, 50th Governor of New Jersey (R) 1994-2001: Chapin School (New York, NY)