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By United Press International

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Marcy Kaptur
Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX, left, and Marcy Kaptur, D-OH, applaud at the unveiling of a portrait of former Congresswoman Mary Norton, D-NJ, on March 18, 2004, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Norton served in the 1930's, championing labor issues and chairing three committees. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur (born June 17, 1946) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 9th congressional district since 1983. The district includes all of Ottawa and Erie counties, and part of Lucas and Lorain counties.

Serving her fourteenth term in the House of Representatives, Kaptur is currently the longest-serving woman in the House; in the Congress, she is currently the fourth longest-serving woman, behind Senators Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, and Barbara Boxer. She ranks 30th out of 435 members in seniority and serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Kaptur, a Polish-American, is a Toledo native. Her family operated a small grocery. Kaptur graduated from St. Ursula Academy in 1964 and became the first member in her family to attend college. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1968 and a master's in urban planning from the University of Michigan in 1974. She did post-graduate study in urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.

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