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African-American United States Representatives

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  • Frederica Wilson, U.S. Congress
    Frederica Wilson, a Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, on November 5, 1942; B.A., Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1963; M.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables...
  • Terri Sewell, U.S. Congress
    Terri Sewell, a Representative from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, on January 1, 1965; graduated from Selma High School, Selma, Ala., 1982; A.B., Princeton University, Princeto...
  • Marcia Fudge, U.S. Congress
    Marcia L. Fudge, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 29, 1952; graduated from Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1971; B.S., Ohio State Univer...
  • Robert Brown Elliott, US Congress (1842 - 1884)
    Robert Brown Elliott (1842–1884) was an African-American member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina, serving from 1871-1874. Robert Brown Elliott's early life is a mys...
  • Lt. Gov. Alonzo J. Ransier, US Congress (1834 - 1882)
    Alonzo Jacob Ransier (1834–1882) was an African-American politician in South Carolina. He was the state's first black Lieutenant Governor and later was a Republican United States Congressman from 187...