Women are being elected to public office in increasing numbers. However, their voices remain largely underrepresented in collections and archives of political communication. For this reason, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University has created an online archives devoted entirely to women's political speech.
The Archives of Women's Political Communication houses speeches of U.S. women senators and representatives, governors and lieutenant governors, U.S. cabinet members, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and first ladies; international women leaders, presidents and prime ministers; and historically significant women leaders and activists.
Speeches are continually being gathered by our staff. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for additions to our collection. Continue to check back regularly as we are constantly updating this site.
The archives is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Cynthia M. Lummis
- Cynthia Lummis assumed office in January 2009, representing Wyoming in the United States House of Representatives. Lummis was born September 10, 1954, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received bachelor degrees in animal science and biology from the University of Wyoming. In 1979, Lummis became the youngest woman ever elected to Wyoming Legislature, serving in the Wyoming House of Representatives until 1983. Lummis then returned to the University of Wyoming and completed her law degree in 1985. Following, she clerked at the Wyoming Supreme Court and practiced law in Cheyenne. From 1993–1995, she served in the Wyoming State Senate. Prior to being... More