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Denise Majette

Denise Majette, former congresswoman, real estate broker. Recipient Judge's Community Recognition award, Black Law Students' Association, Georgia State University College Law, 2001, You Go Girl award, Georgia Association Black Women Attorneys, 2003.


  • Majette, Denise was born on May 18, 1955 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Voyd and Olivia Majette.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1976. Juris Doctor, Duke University, 1979.


    • Attorney Legal Aid Society Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1981—1983. Law assistant Georgia Court Appeals, 1984—1989. Partner Jenkins Nelson & Welch, 1989—1992.

      Special assistant attorney general State of Georgia, 1991—1992. Administrative law juste Georgia State Board Workers' Compensation, 1992. Judge State Court of DeKalb County, 1993—2002.

      Congresswoman 4th District Georgia United States House Representatives, 2003—2005. Broker Chapman Realty, Brunswick, Georgia, since 2008.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Graduate Leadership DeKalb, 1992. Member Kidney Caucus. Former committee member Miller Grove Parent-Teachers Association.

    Past member vestry Episcopal Church of Holy Cross. Former president DeKalb Lawyers Association. Member Childcare Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, Decatur.

    Member advisory board Junior League DeKalb County. Member Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. Member steward board Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church.


    • Married Rogers Mitchell Majette. 2 children.
    • father: Voyd Majette
    • mother: Olivia Majette
    • spouse: Rogers Mitchell Majette
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    Born March 18, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1976
      Yale University
    • 1979
      Duke University
    • 1981 - 1983
      Attorney, Legal Aid Society Winston-Salem
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      law assistant, Georgia Court Appeals
    • 1989 - 1992
      partner, Jenkins Nelson & Welch
    • 1991 - 1992
      special assistant, attorney general State of Georgia
    • 1992
      administrative law juste Georgia State Board Worker, s' Compensation
    • 1993 - 2002
      judge State Court of DeKalb County
    • 2003 - 2005
      congresswoman 4th District Georgia United States House Representatives
    • 2008
      broker, Chapman Realty
      Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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