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Lawyer , mayor

Michele Lois Tuck-Ponder, American mayor, lawyer. Bar: New York 1984, New Jersey 1991. Member Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex Housing Advisory Board, 1995-1996, Political Congress Black Women, Trenton, 1995-1996; fellow Leadership New Jersey, 1995.

Background

Tuck-Ponder, Michele Lois was born on April 11, 1958 in New York City. Daughter of William Achilles and Anna Mable (Powell) Tuck-Ponder.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1980. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1983.

Career

Press secretary to Republican Louis Stokes, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1986-1987. Special assistant to Senator Frank Lautenberg, United States Senate, 1988-1990, 94. Deputy director New Jersey Division Civil Rights, Trenton, 1990-1991, New Jersey Division on Women, Trenton, 1993-1994.

Assistant counsel to governor State of New Jersey, 1991-1992. President Ponder Literature Properties, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1995. Mayor Township of Princeton, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1984, New Jersey 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Wisdom of the Word: Love 1996; Wisdom of the Word: Faith 1997

      (Great sermons by African American clergy.)

Membership

Member Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex Housing Advisory Board, 1995-1996, Political Congress Black Women, Trenton, 1995-1996. Fellow Leadership New Jersey, 1995, Morven Museum and Gardens, Board Member, United Front Against Riverblindness, Board Chair 2016-17

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking, rollerblading.

Connections

Married Rhinold Lamar Ponder, April 27, 1996.

father:
William Achilles Tuck-Ponder

mother:
Anna Mable (Powell) Tuck-Ponder

spouse:
Rhinold Lamar Ponder