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Lawyer , representative

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.

Achievements

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

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