Kweisi Mfume

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Kweisi Mfume
Official Photo of Kweisi Mfume 2019
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 7th district
Assumed office
May 5, 2020
Preceded byElijah Cummings
In office
January 3, 1987 – February 15, 1996
Preceded byParren Mitchell
Succeeded byElijah Cummings
President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
In office
February 20, 1996 – November 30, 2004
Preceded byEarl Shinhoster
Succeeded byDennis Courtland Hayes
Member of the Baltimore City Council
from the 4th district
In office
1978–1986
Preceded byMulti-member district
Succeeded byMulti-member district
Personal details
Born
Frizzell Gerald Gray

(1948-10-24) October 24, 1948 (age 71)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Tiffany McMillan
Children5
EducationMorgan State University (BS)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
WebsiteHouse website

Kweisi Mfume (/kwˈsi ʊmˈfm/ kwy-EE-see uum-FOO-may; born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is an American politician. He has been the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1987 to 1996 and was elected again in May 2020.

He is also the former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

In 2006, he ran for the U.S. Senate seat, but lost the Democratic nomination to Ben Cardin.

In 2020, Mfume was elected to again fill his former House seat, after the death of Elijah Cummings.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Barker, Jeff (February 4, 2020). "Kweisi Mfume wins Democratic nomination for Maryland's 7th District". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on February 5, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2020.