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Craig Anthony WASHINGTON

(1941- )

WASHINGTON, Craig Anthony, a Representative from Texas; born in Longview, Gregg County, Tex., October 12, 1941; B.S., Prairie View A&M University, 1966; J.D., Texas Southern University Law School, 1969; Texas state representative, 1973-1982; Texas state senator, 1983-1989; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, December 9, 1989, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George T. (Mickey) Leland; reelected to the One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses and served from December 9, 1989, to January 3, 1995; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Fourth Congress.

Bibliography

”Craig Anthony Washington” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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

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