Re: First Asian-American woman elected to Congress:
Patsy Takemoto Mink — http://www.anb.org/articles/07/07-00812.html
Hawaii connection: Patsy Mink was from Hawaii and Tammy Duckworth lived for a time in Hawaii and graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii (BA) and later earned a Masters from George Washington University. Both smart, strong women.
Otherwise — I like this article.