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WATSON, Diane Edith, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles
County, Calif., November 12, 1933; graduated from Susan Miller Dorsey High
School, Los Angeles, Calif.; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles,
Calif., 1956; M.S., California State University, Los Angeles, Calif., 1967;
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.
BibliographyDiane Edith Watson 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.