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Keith Maurice Ellison

Keith Maurice Ellison, United States Representative from Minnesota, former lawyer. First Muslim elected to United States Congress; first African-American elected to Congress from Minnesota. Named to Power 150, Ebony magazine, 2008.

Background

  • Ellison, Keith Maurice was born on August 4, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Leonard and Clida Ellison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1987. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1990.

    Career

    • Associate Linquist & Vennum. Executive director Legal Rights Center. Attorney Hassan & Reed Ltd.

      Attorney, private practice Minneapolis. Member, District 58B Minnesota House Representatives, 2003—2007. Member United States Congress from 5th Minnesota district, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • First Muslim elected to United States Congress. First African-American elected to Congress from Minnesota.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democratic Farmer Labor Party

    Connections

    • Married Kim Ellison; children: Amirah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Isaiah.
    • father: Leonard Ellison
    • mother: Clida Ellison
    • spouse: Kim Ellison
    • children: Amirah Ellison
    • Jeremiah Ellison
    • Elijah Ellison
    • Isaiah Ellison
    Keith Maurice Ellison
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    Born August 4, 1963
    (age 53)
    • 1987
      Wayne State University
    • 1990
      University Minnesota
    • 2003 - 2007
      member
    • 2007
      member, United States Congress from 5th Minnesota district
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