1973-1979, U.S. House of Representatives – Barbara Jordan


This U.S. House of Representative Barbara Jordan history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Governance biographical mugs.  An image of Barbara Jordan and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Barbara Jordan was a lawyer and leader of the Civil Rights movement.  She was the first African American woman to deliver a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the first African American woman elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Barbara Jordan is most remembered for her opening statement in the House impeachment proceedings of Richard Nixon.  In 1979, she retired from politics and became a college professor teaching ethics at the University of Texas.  She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.

The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government.  Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census.  The number of Representatives is set by law at 435.  The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration.  The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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