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Terri Sewell

AKA Terrycina Andrea Sewell

Born: 1-Jan-1965
Birthplace: Huntsville, AL

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman, Alabama 7th

Attorney elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Artur Davis, who did not run for re-election. Campaigned calling for infrastructure improvements, increased funding for career and technical education, and wider access to health care. Classmate of Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard Law School. First African-American woman to represent Alabama in Congress. Her mother was the first African-American woman elected to the City Council in Selma, Alabama.

Father: Andrew Sewell (high school coach)
Mother: Nancy Gardner Sewell (served on Selma City Council)

    High School: Selma High School, Selma, AL (1982)
    University: BA, Princeton University (1986)
    University: MA, Oxford University (1988)
    Law School: JD, Harvard School of Law (1992)

    US Congressman, Alabama 7th (2011-)
    Maynard, Cooper & Gale Partner (2005-10)
    Davis Polk & Wardwell Attorney (1994-2005)
    Law Clerk for Federal Judge U. W. Clemon (1993-94)
    Alabama State Bar
    American Bar Association
    National Bar Association
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
    Democratic National Committee
    Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Cahaba Council, Birmingham AL
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Obama for America
    Young Women's Christian Association

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