The Honorable Sheila Jackson-Lee (D)

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General Information

Profession: Attorney Home Town: Houston Birthdate: 01-12-1950 Spouse: Elwyn

Personal Information

Political Science Degree-Yale; JD-University of Virginia School of Law

This District was held by Ms. Jackson-Lee from 1995-2024

Congresswoman Jackson-Lee died on July 19, 2024 from cancer.

Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 12, 1950; graduated from Jamaica High School; 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 six succeeding Congresses .