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Alcee Hastings

Alcee HastingsAKA Alcee Lamar Hastings

Born: 5-Sep-1936
Birthplace: Altamonte Springs, FL
Died: 6-Apr-2021
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Florida 20th

First African-American judge appointed to Florida (appointed by Jimmy Carter to the Southern District of Florida in 1979), Hastings was impeached and removed from office in 1989 -- two counts, perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice, one of only twelve judges in American history to be afforded this indignity. The basis of the two charges was his lying about the fixing of cases in his court. An appeals court subsequently overturned the impeachment. Even after impeachment he was the first African-American to be elected to Congress from Florida since the Reconstruction, representing Dade and Broward Counties, and several others. During his thirty-year career in Congress, Hastings served as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He died in 2021 from the effects of pancreatic cancer.

Father: Julius "J.C." Hastings
Mother: Mildred L. Hastings (b. 23-May-1918, d. 24-Jun-2004 heart disease)
Wife: (div.)
Daughter: Chelsea
Son: Alcee Jr.
Daughter: Leigh

    High School: Crooms Academy, Sanford, FL (1953)
    University: Howard University
    University: BA Zoology and Botany, Fisk University, Nashville, TN (1958)
    Law School: JD, Florida A&M University (1963)

    US Congressman, Florida 20th (2013-21, his death)
    US Congressman, Florida 23rd (1993-2013)
    US District Judge Southern District of Florida (1979-89)
    American Civil Liberties Union
    American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Honorary Committee
    National Organization for Women
    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    Impeached 1988
    Bribery 1981 (bribery conspiracy, acquitted)
    Perjury 1989 (impeached and removed by Senate)
    Conspiracy 1989 (to obstruct justice, impeached and removed by Senate)

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