Alcee Hastings

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Alcee Hastings
Alcee Hastings Official portrait 108th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 20th district
23rd (1993-2013)
In office
January 3, 1993 – April 6, 2021
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byTBD
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
November 2, 1979 – October 20, 1989
Nominated byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byFederico Moreno
Personal details
Alcee Lamar Hastings

(1936-09-05)September 5, 1936
Altamonte Springs, Florida, U.S.
DiedApril 6, 2021(2021-04-06) (aged 84)
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHoward University
Fisk University (BA)
Florida A&M University (JD)

Alcee Lamar Hastings /ˈæls/ (September 5, 1936 – April 6, 2021) was an American politician and judge. He was the U.S. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district from January 3, 1993 until April 6, 2021. The district included most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. He was a Democrat.

Hastings served as a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida until his impeachment and removal due to Hastings being involved in bribery-related actions.[1] He was nominated to the court by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

In January 2019, Hastings was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.[2] He died from the disease in Boynton Beach, Florida on April 6, 2021 at the age of 84.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Senate Removes Hastings, The Washington Post, October 21, 1989. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  2. "Rep. Alcee Hastings diagnosed with pancreatic cancer". The Washington Post. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. Man, Anthony (April 6, 2021). "Congressman Alcee Hastings, after career of triumph, calamity and comeback, dies at 84". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved April 6, 2021.

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