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ELLISON, Keith, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 4, 1963; graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy, Detroit, Mich., 1981; B.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., 1986; J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minn., 1990; lawyer, private practice; member of the Minnesota state house of representatives, 2003-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-January 3, 2019); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018; attorney general of Minnesota, 2019-present.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Keith Ellison" 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.

Ellison, Keith. My Country, 'Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future. South Orange, N.J.: Karen Hunter Publishing, 2014.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Financial Services
  • House Committee - Foreign Affairs
  • House Committee - Judiciary
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