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Keith Ellison's Biography


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445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
Saint Paul, 55101

Full Name:

Keith Maurice Ellison




4 Children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Amirah

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Detroit, MI

Home City:

Minneapolis, MN



JD, University of Minnesota Law School, Twin Cities, 1990

BA, Economics, Wayne State University, 1987

Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 2019-Present

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 5, 2006-2019

Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2004-2006

Former Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease

Former Member, Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Global Health

Former Member, Children's Environmental Health Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Adoption Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Former Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine

Founder, Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Former Member, Congressional E911 Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus

Former Vice Chair, Congressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Populist Caucus

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus

Former Member, Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus

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

Former Member, Green Jobs Caucus

Former Member, House Democracy Assistance Commission

Former Member, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Law Enforcement Caucus

Former Member, Out of Iraq Caucus

Former Member, Pro-Choice Caucus

Former Member, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services), United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, United States House of Representatives

Host, We The Podcast, present

Attorney, Hassan and Reed Limited

Executive Director, Legal Rights Center Incorporated

Attorney, Linquist and Vennum

Co-Founder, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota

Father's Name:

Leonard Ellison

Father's Occupation:

Physician (Ret)

Favorite Athlete:

Muhammad Ali

Favorite Author:

Aldous Huxley

Favorite Book:

Look Homeward Angel

Favorite Color:


Favorite Movie:


Favorite Musician:

Stevie Wonder

Favorite President and Why:

JFK because he was an inspirational leader.

Favorite Quote:

We shall never negotiate out of fear, we shall never fear to negotiate." -JFK.

Favorite Sport:


Mother's Name:

Clida Cora Martinez Ellison

Mother's Occupation:

Social Worker

Person Most Want to Meet (Dead or Alive):

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Priority Issues:

Working Class Prosperity

Civil and Human Rights


Environmental Sustainability