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Diane Edith WATSON

(1933- )

WATSON, Diane Edith, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 12, 1933; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1956; M.S., California State University, Los Angeles, Calif., 1987; attended the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Calif., 1987; psychologist; faculty, California State University, Los Angeles, Calif., 1969-1971; health occupation specialist, Bureau of Industrial Education, California Department of Education, 1971-1973; member of the Los Angeles, Calif., unified school board, 1975-1978; member of the California state senate, 1978-1998; United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, 1999-2000; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Julian Dixon, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (June 5, 2001-January 3, 2011); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.

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

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