Colorado’s Patricia Schroder Dies At 82, Feminist Icon

Democratic Rep. Pat Schroeder of Colorado gives the thumbs up to supporters at a National Organization for Women convention in Philadelphia in this July 1987 photo. Schroeder said Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1995, that she will not seek re-election to a13th term. Schroeder has served 23 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file)
  • Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women’s and family rights in Congress, has died. She was 82.
  • Schroeder’s former press secretary, Andrea Camp, said Schroeder suffered a stroke recently and died Monday night at a hospital in Celebration, Florida, the city where she had been residing in recent years.
  • Schroeder took on the powerful elite with her rapier wit and antics for 24 years, shaking up stodgy government institutions by forcing them to acknowledge that women had a role in government.
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