Brief Biography

Just the facts. Here you will find a quick, easy to use biographical sketch of Congresswoman Slaughter, her family information, her favorites, previouse jobs, committees and much more.

Personal Information

Name: Louise McIntosh Slaughter
Party: Democrat
Home City/State: Fairport, NY
Birthdate: 08/14/29
Birth City & State: Harlan County, KY
Religion: Episcopalian
Spouse: Robert
Children: 3 (Megan, Amy, Robin)
Grandchildren: 7
Father: Oscar Occupation: Coal Miner
Mother: Grace Occupation: Homemaker


M.S., University of Kentucky, Public Health, 1953
B.S., University of Kentucky, Microbiology, 1951

Professional Experience

Regional Coordinator, Lieutenant Governor Mario Cuomo, 1979-82
Regional Coordinator, Secretary of State Mario Cuomo, 1976-78
Market Researcher

Political Experience

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1986-present
Assemblywoman, New York State Assembly, 1982-86
Legislator, Monroe County Legislature, 1975-79

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

At-Large Democratic Whip
Congressional Ad Hoc Steering Committee on Telehealth
Congressional Advisory Committee on Lyme Disease
Congressional Afterschool Caucus
Congressional Air Force Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Arts Caucus
Congressional Automotive Caucus
Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Bi-Partisan Pro-Choice Caucus
Congressional Cancer Awareness Working Group
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
Congressional Economic Competitiveness Caucus
Congressional Financial Literacy Caucus
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Future of American Media Caucus
Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
Congressional Hellenic Caucus
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus
Congressional Medical Technology Caucus
Congressional Minor League Baseball Caucus
Congressional Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus
Congressional Northeast Agricultural Caucus
Congressional Older Americans Caucus
Congressional Prevention Coalition
Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Congressional Research and Development Caucus
Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS
Congressional Task Force on Organ and Tissue Donation
Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health
Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

Other Information

Hobbies/Special Talents: Cooking, Singing
First Job: Stock girl at the local five and dime.
Favorite Food: Eggs Benedict
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite TV Show: The Daily Show, Real Time w/ Bill Maher, SNL
Favorite Book: Alice in Wonderland
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Types of Music: Jazz & Blues

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