JACKSON LEE, Sheila

JACKSON LEE, Sheila
Image, Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th.
1950–

Biography

JACKSON LEE, Sheila, a Representative from Texas; born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 12, 1950; graduated from Jamaica High School, Jamaica, N.Y.; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1972; J.D., University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va., 1975; lawyer, private practice; staff counsel, United States House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1977-1978; member of the Houston, Tex., city council, 1990-1994; Houston, Tex., municipal judge, 1987-1990; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).

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

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External Research Collections

University of Texas, Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Black Texas Women Archive, 1860-1865, 1897-1994, 8 feet, 9 inches. Subjects include Sheila Jackson Lee, 1989-1991.
Papers: In the papers of Ruthe Winegarten, 1912-2004, 108 feet, 2 inches. Collection includes research file on Jackson Lee, 1997-2000.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Sheila Jackson Lee" 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.

"Sheila Jackson-Lee" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. 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, 2006.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Budget
  • House Committee - Foreign Affairs
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
    • Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection - Chair
  • House Committee - Judiciary
  • House Committee - Science
  • House Committee - Select Committee on Homeland Security
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