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Cardiss Collins

AKA Cardiss Hortense Robertson

Born: 24-Sep-1931
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 2-Feb-2013
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Female
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman from Illinois, 1973-97

Replaced her husband George W. Collins, who died in a airplane crash.


[1] Friendship Baptist Church, Chicago, IL.

Husband: George Washington Collins (US Congressman, d. 1972 airplane crash)

    High School: Detroit High School of Commerce, Detroit, MI
    University: Northwestern University (attended)

    US Congressman, Illinois 7th (5-Jan-1973 to 3-Jan-1997)
    Illinois State Official Auditor/Accountant, Illinois Department of Revenue
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
    NAACP
    National Leadership PAC
    Urban League Chicago


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