10 rows · Since , 35 Asian Americans have been elected to the House of Representatives and 9 to the U.S. Senate. Hawaii was the first of four states to send an Asian American to the Senate () and Illinois is the most recent state to elect a senator of similar descent for the first time ().
Sep 11, · The first Asian-Pacific-American woman elected to Congress, Patsy Mink of Hawaii, won election to the House in There have been 47 African-American women who have served in Congress. The first African-American woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm of New York, won election to the House in
The first female Asian American elected to Congress was Patsy Takemoto Mink, elected in as a representative from Hawaii. U.S. senator: Hiram Fong, , one of Hawaii's first two senators. U.S. female senator: Mazie Hirono,, was elected to the U.S. Senate from Hawaii, making her the first Asian American female senator. Also the country.