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Frederica Wilson

AKA Frederica S. Wilson

Born: 5-Nov-1942
Birthplace: Miami, FL

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congresswoman, Florida 24th

School administrator and state legislator elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Kendrick Meek, who did not seek re-election. Progressive Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, anti-death penalty, anti-gun rights. Known for wearing flamboyant hats, and sought (unsuccessfully, so far) a waiver to a rule that has, since 1837, forbidden wearing hats on the House floor.

Father: Thirlee Smith (restaurateur and civil rights activist)
Mother: Beulah Finley
Brother: Thirlee Smith Jr. (reporter, d.)
Husband: Paul Wilson (investment banker, d. 1988, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: LaKesha Wilson-Rochelle (b. circa 1972)
Son: Paul

    High School: Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami, FL (1959)
    University: BS Elementary Education, Fisk University (1963)
    University: MA, University of Miami Florida (1972)
    Administrator: Principal, Skyway Elementary School, Miami Gardens, FL (1980-92)

    US Congressman, Florida 24th (3-Jan-2013 to present)
    US Congressman, Florida 17th (3-Jan-2011 to 3-Jan-2013)
    Florida State Senate 33rd (2003-10)
    Florida State House of Representatives 104th (1998-2002)
    Florida State Official Miami-Dade County School Board (1992-98)
    Head Start Educational Coordinator
    Southern Wine & Spirits PAC
    Bahamian Ancestry Maternal

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