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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Rhode Island's 2nd district
January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1991
March 25, 1947
Clairton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Windham College (BA)
University of Rhode Island
Schneider was born Claudine Cmarada in Clairton, Pennsylvania. On her father's side, she is of Slovak descent. Schneider attended parochial schools. She studied at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and Rosemont College (Pennsylvania). She obtained a B.A. degree from Windham College (Vermont) in 1969. She also attended the University of Rhode Island School of Community Planning.
She was the founder of the Rhode Island Committee on Energy in 1973, and was appointed executive director of the Conservation Law Foundation in 1974. She became Federal coordinator of Rhode Island Coastal Zone Management Program in 1978. She worked as a producer and host of a public affairs television program in Providence from 1978 to 1979.
Schneider was elected as a Republican to the 97th Congress and was re-elected to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1991 for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
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