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42* Voting Black Members of the House of Representatives for 112th Congress. 2 Non-Voting November 4, 2010. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Conyers, John, Jr. Rangel, Charles B Towns, Edolphus John Lewis Payne, Donald M. Norton, Eleanor Holmes Waters, Maxine Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. Brown, Corrine Clyburn, James E. Hastings, Alcee L. Johnson, Eddie Bernice Rush, Bobby L. Scott, Robert C. Thompson, Bennie G. Watt, Melvin Fattah, Chaka Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. Jackson-Lee, Sheila Cummings, Elijah Christian-Christensen, Donna Davis, Danny K. 1965197119831987198919911991199319931993199319931993199319931993199519951995199619971997MI NY NY GA ! NJ DC CA GA FL SC FL TX IL VA MS NC PA IL TX MD VI IL 7th 35th 2nd 3rd 6th 23rd 30th 1st 3rd 2nd 12th 2nd 2nd 18th 7th 14th 15th 10th 5th 10th Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Dem Non-Voting Non-Voting

Name 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Lee, Barbara Meeks, Gregory Clay, William Lacy Scott, David G.K. Butterfield Emanuel Cleaver Al Green Gwen Moore Ellison, Keith Clarke, Yvette Johnson, Hank Laura Richardson Andre Carson (replaced grandmother Julia Carson) Donna Edwards Martha Fudge (begins 11/19/08, fill Tubbs seat) Karen Bass Hanson Clark

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CA NY MO GA NC MO TX WI MN NY GA CA IN MD OH CA MI

began 3/08
elected June 7 special election Replaced Tubbs

Took over Diane Watsonʼs seat. Defeated Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick in primary. Regained William Jeffersonʼs seat from Josesh Cao.

40

Cedric Richmond

2011-

LA

2nd

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Name 41 Tim Scott

1st elected 2011-

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First SC black Republican Member of Congress since 1870s. Took Artur Davisʼ seat.

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Terri Sewel Allen West Frederica Wilson

201120112011-

AL FL FL

7th 22nd 17th

Dem Rep Dem

Took over Kendrick Meeksʼ seat.

9.6% of Congress is black. (42 black members of Congress out of 435 total,) 13% of US is black. (I wonʼt get into the question of what makes a person, with one white and one black parent, black.) *I canʼt vouch for this 100%. I think it is reasonably accurate, but I could have missed some people. Itʼs a good starting place.

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