Dorothy Louise McIntosh Slaughter (born August 14, 1929) has been the United States representative for New York's 25th congressional district since 1987. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 30th District from 1987 to 1993 and the 28th District from 1993 to 2013, is based in Rochester and includes most of surrounding Monroe County. She was the Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee from 2007 until 2011, and has served as ranking minority member of the Committee since 2011, a post she also held from 2005 to 2007.
Slaughter was born Dorothy Louise McIntosh on August 14, 1929, in Lynch, Kentucky, a coal mining town built by a subsidiary of U.S. Steel. She is the daughter of Daisy Grace (Byers) and Oscar Lewis McIntosh, a blacksmith for a coal mine. She had two brothers, Philip and David as well as two sisters, Marjorie and Virginia. Her sister Virginia died[when?] of pneumonia while she was a child; Slaughter later cited this as her reason for earning degrees in microbiology and public health.
The family moved to Monticello, Kentucky, where Slaughter attended high school. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, where she studied microbiology. After graduating with a bachelor's degree, she went on to earn a master's degree in public health, also from the University of Kentucky...
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