Frederica Wilson

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Frederica Wilson
Frederica Wilson official House portrait.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 24th district
17th (2011–2013)
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded byKendrick Meek
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
November 5, 2002 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byRedistricted
Succeeded byOscar Braynon
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 104th district
In office
November 3, 1998 – November 5, 2002
Preceded byKendrick Meek
Succeeded byRedistricted
Personal details
Born
Frederica Patricia Smith

(1942-11-05) November 5, 1942 (age 77)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Paul Wilson
(m. 1963; died 1988)
Children3
Alma materFisk University (B.A.)
University of Miami (M.A.)
ProfessionEducator, politician

Frederica Smith Wilson (born Frederica Patricia Smith; November 5, 1942) is an American politician. She has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011. Wilson's congressional district—numbered the 17th during her first two years in Congress, and the 24th since 2013.

She gained national attention in early 2012 as a result of her high-profile comments on the death of Trayvon Martin.[1][2]

Wilson is a member of the Democratic Party.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith, Donna (March 27, 2012). "Democratic lawmakers blast police in teen killing". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  2. "Focus in Trayvon Martin case shifts to Washington". CNN. March 27, 2012. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  3. "Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson: Biography". United States House of Representatives. wilson.house.gov. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2017.

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