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us: Burke, Yvonne Brathwaite

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    • us: Brathwaite, Yvonne
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
        • Organization: (naf) University of Southern California. School of Law
        • Organization: (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Department
        • Organization: (naf) California. Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots
        • Organization: (naf) California. Legislature. Assembly
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Gender

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        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Politicians
            (lcsh) Legislators
        • Sources

          • found: Black political power [SR] c1969: disc label (Yvonne Brathwaite)
          • found: Human rights and martial law in the Philippines, 1977: t.p. (Rep. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (Dem.-California) cover (Rep. Yvonne Burke)
          • found: OCLC, June 18, 2004 (hdg.: Burke, Yvonne Brathwaite, 1932- ; usage: Yvonne Burke, Yvonne B. Burke, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Burke, Yvonne Brathwaite; Perle Yvonne Watson; lawyer, political figure, U.S. Representative; born 5 October 1932 in South Central, Los Angeles, California, United States; attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles; bachelor's degree in political science, University of California, Los Angeles (1953); earned juris doctor from University of Southern California, School of Law (1956); worked as a fashion model, appeared in Ebony, Tan, and Our World; practiced real estate law (1960s); served as a hearing officer on Los Angeles Police Commission (1965); hired as a staff attorney for McCone Commission; elected to California State Assembly to represent the 63rd Assembly District (1967); vice chair of the Democratic National Convention (1972), the first African American woman member of congress from California (1972-1978); returned to private legal practice (1979); named chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (1993); chair of Los Angeles Federal Reserve Bank; vice chair of the 1984 United States Olympics Organizing Committee)
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          • 2015-04-18: revised
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