Terri Sewell


Terri Sewell was born in Huntsville, Alabama, United States on January 1st, 1965 and is the Politician. At the age of 59, Terri Sewell biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1965
United States
Place of Birth
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
59 years old
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Lawyer, Politician
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Terri Sewell Life

Terrycina "Terri" Sewell (born January 1, 1965) is an American lawyer and politician.

She has been a member of the Democratic Party since 2011, and includes the majority of Alabama's 7th congressional district, as well as the majority of Birmingham's predominantly black portions.

Alongside the United States, there are people from the United States. Senator Doug Jones, Sewell, is one of two Democrats in Alabama's congressional delegation. Sewell, a native of Selma, is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University.

She was a financial advocate for Davis Polk & Wardwell before entering politics.

She is the first African-American woman to have been elected to Congress from Alabama, and she, along with Republican Martha Roby, was one of the first women to vote in a regular election in Alabama.

Early life and education

Terri Sewell was born in Huntsville, Alabama, to Andrew A. Sewell, a former high school basketball coach, and Nancy Gardner Sewell, a former high school librarian and former Selma city council member. Her mother was the first Black woman to be elected to Selma's city council.

Sewell aspired to be a Broadway performer as an adolescent. Sewell joined the debate team in high school because her mother aspired for her to be a lawyer. Selma High School's first black dictorian was her name.

Sewell moved to Princeton University after graduating from high school. She was the first Selma High School graduate to attend an Ivy League academy. Julian L. McPhillips, who heard about her in the local Selma newspaper, had been accepted to Princeton. Michelle Obama, Sewell's "big sister" on campus, was befriended at Princeton. "Black Women in Politics: Our Time Has Come" is Sewell's 158-page senior thesis. She interned with Richard Shelby and Howell Heflin during her time at Princeton.

Sewell was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University after graduating from Princeton in 1986. Susan Rice had been befriended there and was surprised. The master's thesis, which was based on the election of the first black members of the British parliament, was later published as a book called Black Tribunes: Race and Representation in British Politics (1993). gespielte from Oxford in 1988 with a degree in political science. She earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School. She earned a degree in 1992, which she completed in 1992. There she collided with and was friends with Barack Obama, who became a lifelong friend and influenced Sewell's decision to enter politics.


Terri Sewell Career

Early career

Sewell served as a Birmingham, Alabama, legal clerk, to Chief Judge U. W. Clemon, a former employee of Davis Polk & Wardwell, beginning in 1994.

Sewell returned to Alabama in 2004 due to her father's health issues. She worked at Maynard, Cooper & Gale PC, where she was the first black woman partner at the firm. She worked as a public finance advocate.

When Senator Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 United States presidential race, Sewell was at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she is a member. Sewell praises Obama's address (in which he said, "[t]he questions that I have today is, what has been asked of us in this Joshua generation)? What can we do to keep the tradition alive, to fulfill the obligations and the debt owed to those who made us here today?" She was the catalyst for her political career. Gillibrand called Sewell, recruiting Sewell to run for office weeks weeks after his address.


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