Cardiss Hortense Collins, , was a Democratic politician from Illinois who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997. She was the first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress. Collins was elected to Congress in the June 5, 1973 special election to replace her husband, George, who had died in the December 8, 1972 United Airlines Flight 553 plane crash. Wikipedia*
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Cardiss Collins has 235 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1979 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 49 videos. Most appearances with Donald M. Payne (4), Vic Fazio (3), Kweisi Mfume (3). Most common tags: African Americans, Democratic Party.