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us: Fattah, Chaka, 1956-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1956
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) Wharton School
        • Organization: (naf) United Negro College Fund
        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania. General Assembly
        • Organization: (naf) United States. House
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        (naf) University of Pennsylvania
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        (naf) Wharton School
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        (naf) United Negro College Fund
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        (naf) Pennsylvania. General Assembly
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        (naf) United States. House
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    • found: Fenno, R.F. Going home, c2002: CIP summary (Chaka Fattah, US Rep. from Philadelphia)
    • found: Bio. dir. U.S. Congress, 1774- (Fattah, Chaka, b. Nov. 21, 1956 in Philadelphia)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Fattah, Chaka; U.S. representative; born 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; graduated from the Community College of Philadelphia (1976); obtained his BA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School; received an MA in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of State and Local Government (1986); became the youngest member of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives (1982); architect of the Employment Opportunities Act; elected to the Pennsylvania state senate (1988); become president of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF); won the congressional seat in Pennsylvania's Second District and won on the Democratic ticket (1994);served on the House Committee on Education, as well as on the powerful House Appropriations Committee; chair of the Friends of the Caribbean Caucus; member of the Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Urban Caucus, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC); awarded honorary doctorates from Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science; received the Pennsylvania Public Interest Coalition's State Legislator of the Year award)
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