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Terri Sewell's Biography

Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 7, Democratic

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101 South Lawrence Street
Courthouse Annex 3
Montgomery, AL 36104

2501 7th Street
Suite 300
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Two 20th Street North
Suite 1130
Birmingham, AL 35203

908 Alabama Avenue
Federal Building, Suite 112
Selma, AL 36701

2201 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Terrycina 'Terri' A. Sewell

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced: Theodore

Birth Date:

01/01/1965

Birth Place:

Selma, AL

Home City:

Birmingham, AL

Religion:

Methodist

JD, Harvard University, 1989-1992

MA, Literature, Oxford University, 1986-1988

BA, Politics, Princeton University, 1982-1986

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Alabama, District 7, 2010-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Alabama, District 7, 2020

Member, Congressional Army Caucus

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Member, Congressional Automotive Caucus

Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth

Member, Congressional Caucus on Korea

Member, Congressional Cement Caucus

Member, Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Member, Congressional House Manufacturing Caucus

Member, Congressional Kurdish-American Caucus

Member, Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus

Member, Congressional Peanut Caucus

Member, Congressional Rural Healthcare Coalition

Member, Congressional Rural Veterans Caucus

Member, Congressional STEAM Caucus

Member, Congressional TRIO Caucus

Senior Whip, Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Regional Whip, Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Chief Deputy Whip, Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Emerging Threats Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Emerging Threats Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

Former Member, Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member, House Rural Education Caucus

Former Member, Human Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus

Member, State Medicaid Expansion Caucus (SMEC)

President, Freshman Class, Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives, 2010-2012

Former Partner, Maynard, Cooper, and Gale, Professional Company

Former Employee, Representative Richard Shelby, United States House of Representatives

Former Staff, Senator Howell Heflin, Alabama State Senate

Associate, Davis Polk & Warwell, Limited Liability Partnership, 1994-2005

Law Clerk, Honorable Chief Judge U.W. Clemon, Alabama Northern District, United States District Court, 1993-1994

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, present

Member, Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, present

Member, Alabama Bar Association

Board Member, Alabama Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Former Member, Alumni Advisory Board, Sponsors of Educational Opportunity

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Birmingham Bar Association

Board Member, Cahaba Council, Girl Scouts of America

Former Editor, Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, Harvard Law School

Member, Community Advisory Board, University of Alabama, Birmingham Minority Health and Research Center

Former Co-Chair, Community Assistance Fund, Sponsors of Educational Opportunity

Member, Corporate Partners Council, Birmingham Art Museum

Former Mentor, Dreams Into Action

Chair, Finance Committee, Saint Vincent's Foundation

Member, Governing Board, Alabama Council on Economic Education

Member, Magic City Bar Association

Member, National Bar Association

Board Treasurer, Saint Vincent's Foundation

Member, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

Member, The Links, Incorporated

Chair, Voices Against Violence

Member, Women Leadership Momentum, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), 2007-2008

Father's Name:

Andrew Sewell

Father's Occupation:

Retired Coach

Favorite Quote:

"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth." Shirley Chisholm

Mother's Name:

Nancy Sewell

Mother's Occupation:

Retired Librarian and Member, Selma City Council

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