Maxine Waters

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Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Waters official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 43rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Joe Baca
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 35th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Jerry Lewis
Succeeded by Gloria Negrete McLeod
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 29th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Augustus Hawkins
Succeeded by Henry Waxman
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 48th district
In office
1977–1991
Preceded by Leon Ralph
Succeeded by Marguerite Archie-Hudson
Personal details
Born Maxine Moore Carr
(1938-08-15) August 15, 1938 (age 79)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sid Williams (m. 1977)
Edward Waters (m. 1956; div. 1972)
Children 2
Education California 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.