Maxine Waters

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Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Waters official photo.jpg
Chair of the
House Financial Services Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
DeputyCarolyn Maloney
Preceded byJeb Hensarling
Ranking Member of the
House Financial Services Committee
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2019
DeputyCarolyn Maloney
Dan Kildee
Preceded byBarney Frank
Succeeded byPatrick McHenry
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
January 3, 1991
Preceded byAugustus Hawkins
Constituency29th district (1991–1993)
35th district (1993–2013)
43rd district (2013–present)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 48th district
In office
December 6, 1976 – November 30, 1990
Preceded byLeon D. Ralph
Succeeded byMarguerite Archie-Hudson
Personal details
Born
Maxine Moore Carr

(1938-08-15) August 15, 1938 (age 81)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Edward Waters
(m. 1956; div. 1972)

Sid Williams (m. 1977)
Children2
EducationCalifornia State University, Los Angeles (BA)

Maxine Moore Waters (born August 15, 1938) is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and previously the 35th and 29th districts, serving since 1991. She is a member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, and is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Next up for House Ethics trial: St. Louis native Maxine Waters". stltoday. November 19, 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
  2. "Waters, Maxine". Contemporary Black Biography. Encyclopedia.com. 2008. Retrieved February 7, 2015.