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African-American United States Representatives

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  • Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
    Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (born October 5, 1932) was the first African-American woman elected to the California legislature as well as the first African-American woman to represent the West Coast in Co...
  • Donald McEachin, U.S. Congress
    Aston Donald McEachin, a Representative from Virginia; born in Nuremberg, Germany, October 10, 1961; graduated from St. Christopher’s School, Richmond, Va., 1979; B.S., American University, Washing...
  • Anthony G. Brown, U.S. Congress
    Anthony Gregory Brown, a Representative from Maryland; born in Huntington, Suffolk County, N.Y., November 21, 1961; graduated from Huntington High School, Huntington, N.Y., 1979; attended United Stat...
  • Val Demings, U.S. Congress
    Valdez Butler Demings, a Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duvall County, Fla., March 12, 1957; graduated from Wolfson High School, Jacksonville, Fla.; B.S., Florida State University...
  • Al Lawson, U.S. Congress
    Alfred Lawson Jr., a Representative from Florida; born in Midway, Gadsden County, Fla., September 21, 1948; graduated from Havana Northside High School, Havana, Fla., 1966; B.S., Florida Agricultural...