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  Nancy Merritt Boykin (1919-2006) — also known as Nancy M. Boykin; Nancy Merritt; Nancy Smith — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Washington, D.C., March 20, 1919. Republican. Social worker; founder (1966) and head (1966-87) of Detroit Public Schools Continuing Education for Girls; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972 (alternate), 1976; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1975-80, 1983-2006. Female. African ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died January 28, 2006 (age 86 years, 314 days). Interment at Detroit Memorial Park West, Redford Township, Wayne County, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Matthew Merritt and Mary Gertrude (White) Merritt; married, April 17, 1965, to Ulysses Wilhelm Boykin; step-mother of Ulysses Boykin III (1959?-).
  Political family: Boykin family of Redford Township and Detroit, Michigan.
  The Nancy Boykin Continuing Education Center (closed 2010), an alternative school for pregnant teens in Detroit, Michigan, was named for her.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cora M. Brown (1914-1972) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala., April 19, 1914. Democrat. Social worker; police officer; member of Michigan state senate, 1953-56 (2nd District 1953-54, 3rd District 1955-56); defeated in primary, 1950, 1951; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1956. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 17, 1972 (age 58 years, 242 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Cynthia Moore Chestnut (b. 1949) — of Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., July 25, 1949. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 23rd District, 1991-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2008. Female. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Junior League; Alpha Kappa Alpha; NAACP; Altrusa; Rotary. Still living as of 2008.
Dawnna Dukes Dawnna Mathilda Dukes (b. 1963) — also known as Dawnna Dukes — of Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Pflugerville, Travis County, Tex. Born in Austin, Travis County, Tex., September 3, 1963. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1995-2013 (50th District 1995-2002, 46th District 2003-13); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Campaign slogan: "Delivers for District 46."
  See also Texas Legislators Past & Present
  Image source: Texas Legislative Reference Library
  Marguerite Eaglin (1920-2004) — also known as Marguerite Davis — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., June 8, 1920. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died, in Glacier Hills Nursing Center, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 20, 2004 (age 84 years, 195 days). Interment at St. John Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Orville Davis and Leona Davis; married, June 9, 1940, to Simon P. Eaglin (1917-?); mother of Fulton B. Eaglin.
  Political family: Eaglin family of Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  C. Virginia Fields (b. 1946) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., August 4, 1946. Democrat. Social worker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; borough president of Manhattan, New York, 1998-2005; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 2005. Female. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Urban League; Order of the Eastern Star. Still living as of 2008.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Addie L. Greene (b. 1943) — of Mangonia Park, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Black Creek, Choctaw County, Ala., January 21, 1943. Democrat. Mayor of Magnolia Park, Fla., 1991-92; member of Florida state house of representatives 84th District, 1993-. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; NAACP; Urban League. Still living as of 1999.
  Sheila Jackson Lee (b. 1950) — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 12, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; municipal judge in Texas, 1987-90; U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1995-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Female. Seventh-Day Adventist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Urban League; American Bar Association. Still living as of 2012.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post
  Critical books about Sheila Jackson-Lee: Bernard Goldberg, 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37)
  Eddie Bernice Johnson (b. 1935) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., December 3, 1935. Democrat. Nurse; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1972-77; member of Texas state senate, 1987-92; U.S. Representative from Texas 30th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 2004-08. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Delta Kappa Gamma; Urban League; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Sharon Pratt Kelly (b. 1944) — also known as Sharon Pratt; Sharon Pratt Dixon — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., January 30, 1944. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from District of Columbia, 1977-90; Treasurer of Democratic National Committee, 1985-89; mayor of Washington, D.C., 1991-95; defeated in primary, 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1996. Female. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Pi Sigma Alpha. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Daughter of Carlisle Pratt and Mildred (Petticord) Pratt; married 1966 to Arrington Liggins Dixon (1942-); married, December 7, 1991, to James R. Kelly III.
  Barbara Roberts Mason (b. 1940) — also known as Barbara Roberts — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Dimondale, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 8, 1940. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan state board of education, 1975-98; defeated, 1998; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1984 ; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 69th District, 1994. Female. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 1998.
  Juanita Millender-McDonald (1938-2007) — also known as Juanita M. McDonald — of Carson, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., September 7, 1938. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; member of California state assembly, 1993-96; U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 1996-2007; died in office 2007. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died, of colon cancer, in Carson, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 22, 2007 (age 68 years, 227 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Long Beach, Long Beach, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to James McDonald, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Pauline Sims Puryear (b. 1900) — also known as Pauline Puryear — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., June 6, 1900. Republican. Social worker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948. Female. Methodist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Burial location unknown.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake (b. 1970) — also known as Stephanie C. Rawlings — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., March 17, 1970. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000; mayor of Baltimore, Md., 2010-. Female. African ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Howard Peters Rawlings (1937-2003); married to Kent V. Blake.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: City of Baltimore
  Leah Ward Sears (b. 1955) — Born in Heidelberg, Germany, of American parents, June 13, 1955. Lawyer; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1992-2005; chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, 2005-. Female. African ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; National Bar Association; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Thomas E. Sears and Onnye Jean Sears.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Terrycina Andrea Sewell (b. 1965) — also known as Terri A. Sewell — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., January 1, 1965. Democrat. Lawyer; member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 ; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 2011-. Female. Baptist or African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Daughter of Andrew A. Sewell and Nancy (Gardner) Sewell.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Cynthia DeLores Tucker (1927-2005) — also known as C. DeLores Tucker; Cynthia DeLores Nottage — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 4, 1927. Democrat. Secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1971-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972, 1996, 2000, 2004; speaker, 1984; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1978; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1980; member of Democratic National Committee from Pennsylvania, 2004. Female. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died, in Suburban Woods Health Center, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., October 12, 2005 (age 78 years, 8 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Whitfield Nottage and Captilda (Gardiner) Nottage; married 1951 to William L. Tucker.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Diane Edith Watson (b. 1933) — also known as Diane E. Watson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 12, 1933. Democrat. Psychologist; member of California state senate, 1978-98; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2004, 2008; U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia, 1999-2000; U.S. Representative from California, 2001-11 (32nd District 2001-03, 33rd District 2003-11); member of Democratic National Committee from California, 2004; Presidential Elector for California, 2012. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Bonnie Watson Coleman (b. 1945) — also known as Bonnie Watson — of Ewing, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., February 6, 1945. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly 15th District, 1998-2014; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000, 2004, 2008; New Jersey Democratic state chair, 2002-06; member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 2004; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 2015-. Female. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Daughter of John S. Watson (1924-1996).
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Frederica Smith Wilson (b. 1942) — also known as Frederica S. Wilson; Frederica Patricia Smith — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., November 5, 1942. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives 104th District, 1999-2002; member of Florida state senate 33rd District, 2003-10; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from Florida, 2011-18 (17th District 2011-13, 24th District 2013-18). Female. Episcopalian. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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