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JEFFERSON, William Jennings, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Lake Providence, East
Carroll Parish, La., March 14, 1947; G.W. Griffin High School, Lake Providence,
La.; B.A., Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton
Rouge, La., 1969; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1972; lawyer,
private practice; law clerk for United States District Judge Alvin B. Rubin,
Eastern District of Louisiana, 1972-1973; legislative assistant to United
States Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana, 1973-1975; member of the
Louisiana state senate, 1979-1990; candidate for mayor of New Orleans in 1982
and 1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the eight
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 2009); unsuccessful candidate
for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008.
BibliographyWilliam J. Jefferson 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.