Norvell Kay Granger was born on January 18, 1943. She is an American Republican politician from the U.S. state of Texas serving as the U.S. representative for Texas’s 12th congressional district since 1997. She also served as chair of the United States House Committee on Appropriations in 2023.
Granger is a former teacher and businesswoman and is the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the U.S. House. She served as the city’s first female mayor in 1991.
Granger was born in Greenville, Texas, and grew up in Fort Worth. She joined local public schools and completed her graduation from Eastern Hills High School in 1961. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1965.
Granger has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She is also a member of the United Methodist Church.
- She was selected to the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame.
- She obtained the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Champion of Small Business Award; the Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award from the National Association of Manufacturers; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Fort Worth Home Builders Association.
- In 1993, her high school recognized Granger as a distinguished alumnus.