Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Nomination of Eleanor Holmes Norton To Be a Member.
The President today announced that he will nominate Eleanor Holmes Norton, of New York, N.Y., to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The President also indicated that if confirmed by the Senate, Norton would be designated Chairman of the Commission. Norton is currently a commissioner and chairman of the Commission on Human Rights in New York City.
She was born June 13, 1937, in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1960, an M.A. in American studies from Yale Graduate School in 1963, and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1964.
Norton served as law clerk to Federal District Court Judge A. Leon Higginbotham in 1964 and 1965. She was assistant legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1965 to 1970.
In 1970 Norton became a member and chairman of the New York Commission on Human Rights. From 1971 to 1974 she also served as executive assistant to the mayor of New York.
She is the author of "Sex Discrimination and the Law" and of numerous articles and book reviews. She has received the "Louise Waterman Wise Award" for work in human rights and the "Outstanding Young Women of America" award.
Jimmy Carter, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Nomination of Eleanor Holmes Norton To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244336