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Chaka Fattah, Sr.'s Biography

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Full Name:

Chaka Fattah, Sr.

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Renee; 4 Children: Frances, Chaka, Cameron, Chandler

Birth Date:

11/21/1956

Birth Place:

Philadelphia, PA

Home City:

Philadelphia, PA

Religion:

Baptist

Attended, Community College of Philadelphia

MA, Government Administration, University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Attended, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984

Former Member, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Board of Education

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 2, 1994-2016

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania, District 2, 2016

Senator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate, 1988-1994

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1991

Representative, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1982-1988

Candidate, Philadelphia City Commission, 1978

Former Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Former Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Member, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Former Member, Equity and Excellence Commission

Chair, Friends of the Caribbean Caucus

Special Assistant, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Philadelphia

Policy Assistant, Greater Philadelphia Partnership

Assistant Director, House of Umoja

Special Assistant, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia

Trustee, Community College of Philadelphia

Founder, CORE Philly

Former Chair, Executive Board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

Founder, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

Trustee, Lincoln University

Member, Mount Carmel Baptist Church

Former Chair, Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority

Trustee, Pennsylvania State University

Founding Chair, Philadelphia Federal Funds Forum

Trustee, Temple University

Founder, Fattah Conference on Higher Education, 1986

Astrological Sign:

Scorpio

Spouse's Occupation:

Lawyer, television news anchor

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