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Melissa Hart

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This page is about the politician; for the actress, see Melissa Joan Hart.

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Melissa Hart is the first woman to represent Pennsylvania in either house of the United States Congress.

Melissa A. Hart (born April 4, 1962) is an American politician who since January 3, 2001 has served in the United States House of Representatives for the Fourth Congressional District of the state of Pennsylvania (map (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/pa04_109.gif)). A Republican, Hart became the first woman in history to represent Pennsylvania at the federal level. Previous to her Congressional tenure, Hart served in the Pennsylvania State Senate where she chaired the finance committee.

Hart was born in North Hills, Pennsylvania and graduated from North Allegheny High School, Washington and Jefferson College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Upon leaving school, she entered into legal practice as an attorney for a major Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania law firm.

Hart was appointed co-chair of the Platform Committee for the 2004 Republican National Convention. Under the guiding hand of United States Senator Bill Frist, Hart helped to craft the Republican political statement.

In 2005 Hart won an appointment on the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Preceded by:
Ronald Klink
U.S. House (PA-4)
2001 -
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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