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Barbara Jordan became the first African-American woman elected to the Texas Senate in 1966 and this portrait hangs in the Senate Chamber. In 1973 she became the first African-American woman from Texas to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She served three terms in Congress. Jordan taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.
Artist: Edsel M. Cramer (1924-2010)
Date: 1973
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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