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Chaka FATTAH

(1956- )

FATTAH, Chaka, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 21, 1956; attended Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, Pa.; Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.; University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pa.; M.A., University of Pennsylvania’s Fels School of State and Local Government, Philadelphia, Pa., 1986; Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass., 1984; special assistant to director of housing and community development, Philadelphia, Pa., 1980; special assistant to managing director of housing and community development, Philadelphia, Pa., 1981; policy assistant, Greater Philadelphia Partnership; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1982-1988; member of the Pennsylvania state senate, 1988-1994; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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